(Last Updated on : 06/07/2012)
The Princely State of Paron was one of the prominent princely states of India
that were administered by native rulers or Indian princes
under the indirect control of the British Government of India
. The state covered a total area of 113 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 7,088 in the year 1931. The taluka of Paron was also known as Shivpuri or Sipri and also as Narwar, which should not be confused with any other region with similar name. The princely state consisted of one adequately hefty block of territory that was located towards the south of Isagarh. The region also included several smaller enclaves that were situated towards the extreme north in the districts of Shivpuri and Kolaras in the princely state of Gwalior
The former princely state of Paron was under the administrative control of the Gwalior Residency
, which was a political office of the British Empire in India
that existed from the year 1782 till the withdrawal of the British administration from the country in the year 1947.
History of Princely State of Paron
The native rulers of the princely state of Paron were primarily Kachhwaha Rajputs
. As the territory of Shivpuri was located in the northern borders of the province, it influenced the affairs of Malwa in that region. The native state also held a strategic position on the colonial road towards the south. The princely state of was a jagir of the territory of Gwalior. In the year 1882, the conflict of Gwalior regarding the guarantee of the British administration should lapse as a result of the early involvement of the Thakor of Gwalior in the Sepoy Mutiny
of 1857 was rejected by the British Government of India.
The native ruler of the princely state of Paron held the title of Raja. He supervised the administration of the state and organized the internal affairs of the state. The Resident of British India
, also known as Political Agent, managed the associations of the state and the native ruler with the British authorities and other Indian princely states. The native ruler of the state exercised restricted judicial and criminal authority.
In the year 1947, the former native state was acceded to the newly formed Union of India
, also known as Dominion of India on 15 February 1948, after the nation gained independence from the British supremacy and the Partition of India