(Last Updated on : 16-07-2012)
Princely State of Pandu was one of the former native 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 9 sq miles and is a part of the Indian state
. The region comprised of a total population of 2,898 in the year 1941. The erstwhile princely state of Pandu 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 Pandu was one of the 26 states which formed up the Pandu Mehvassi, which was under the administrative control of the erstwhile Rewa Kantha Agency.
Location of Princely State of Pandu
Pandu State was bounded by the princely state of Chhaliar in the north and west; by the region of Kasla-pagi nu-Muvadu in the east, and by the and by the British Panch Mahals in the south and northeast.
History of Princely State of Pandu
The princely state of Pandu was claimed by more than one native prince who were formally addressed as shareholders. There were 6 such shareholders and around 18 bhagdars in the region. The shareholders of the state were Pathans by origin and were known as Khanzadas. They received the title, along with the town, from the native ruler of the princely state of Champaner. 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 Pandu.
Pandu state was mainly a non jurisdictionary princely state of India. The Princely State of Pandu paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Pandu 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 newly independent Dominion of India, which was also known as Union of India