(Last Updated on : 18/07/2012)
The Princely State of Sata, also known as Sata-no-ness, was one of the earlier princely states of India
that was managed and supervised by native shareholders under the meandering command of the British authorities. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The state was scattered over a total area of 0.67 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 299 in the year 1931. The taluka of Sata was situated in the Chok Datha Thana and the territory consisted of only a single village that was located almost 5 miles towards the southeast of the princely state of Chok. The territory lied in the southeastern Kathiawar. The state of Sata-no-ness was bounded by the princely state of Bhandaria
in the north and the east; by the princely state of Bhavnagar in the south; by the territory of Boda-no-ness state in the southwest; and by the core area of Chok state in the northwest.
Location of Princely State of Sata
Chok Datha Thana, which covered a total area of 115 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 24,782 in the year 1931. The region included around 23 estates and almost 22 estates of them were situated in a compacted area near Chok. The territory contained a virtual enclave in southern Bhavnagar, except a general border with Palitana in the north. The remaining taluka of Datha was located around 10 miles from the other states. It was completely surrounded by the princely state of Bhavnagar
The Princely State of Sata or Sata-no-ness was under the administrative control of the Baroda Agency, which was incorporated as a part of the Western India States Agency
. Later the territory was merged with the state of Gujarat
. The state was also a part of the Eastern Kathiawar Agency
and the Chok Datha Thana as well.
History of Princely State of Sata
The princely state of Sata-no-ness was claimed by more than one native prince, who were formally addressed as shareholders. There are 20 estateholders, including bhagdars and talukdars, in the taluka. The Ahirs of the Khamalia family were the shareholders the territory, There were around 909 estateholders in the thana and almost all of them were Sarvaiya Rajputs. Some of the shareholders were low caste Hindus as well.
The Princely State of Sata was a non- jurisdictionary native state. The estate holders of the region were primarily illiterate or had limited education and were tremendously impoverished and deprived. Most of them were shepherds or cultivators. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Sata-no-ness was attached to the princely state of Bhavanagar. The territory paid annual tribute to the princely state of Jungadh and the princely state of Baroda.
Accession of Princely State of Sata
The native shareholders of the princely state of Sata or Sata-no-ness acceded the territory to the newly independent Union of India
after the political withdrawal of the British Government of India
from the country on 15th August 1947. After the country was divided between India and Pakistan, the native rulers were given the choice of acceding to either the Dominion of India or the Dominion of Pakistan. The estate holders of the state decided to merge with the Republic of India.