The Princely State of Nahara, also known as Nara, was one of the renowned states during the rule of the British Empire in India. During the early 19th century, the region was appointed as one of the princely states of India under the indirect rule of the British administration. The taluka was scattered over a total area of 3 sq km and is a part of the Indian state of Gujarat. The region comprised of a total population of 566 in the year 1931. The erstwhile princely state of Nahara was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of the Western India States Agency. Later the region was merged with the state of Gujarat. The state of Nahara was one of the 26 states which formed up the Pandu Mehvassi, which was under the administrative control of the erstwhile Rewa Kantha Agency.
The Princely State of Nahara or Nara was located towards the extreme northern region of the Pandu Mehvassi. The region was triangular shaped and was divided into 2 parts by the princely state of Jumkha. Nahara state was bounded by Chhaliar in the north, by the princely state of Sihora in the west and east, and by the princely state of Jumkha in the south.
The princely state of Nahara was claimed by more than one native prince who were formally addressed as shareholders. There are 2 such shareholders and around 15 bhagdars in Nahara state. The Parmar Barias, branches of the state of Sihora, were the shareholders the territory. The rule of male primogeniture, by which the first born or eldest child of the same parents the first born or eldest child of the same parents, to the exclusion of all others, was not followed in the succession of the throne or gadi of the princely state of Nahara. Nahara state was a non- jurisdictionary princely state. The Princely State of Nahara paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Nahara was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
After the political withdrawal of the British Supremacy and the partition of India on 15th August 1947, the princely state was acceded to the independent Dominion of India, which was also known as Union of India.
(Last Updated on : 23-06-2012)