(Last Updated on : 13-07-2012)
The Princely State of Shujaota, also known as Shajaota, was a well known native state of India that existed during the rule of the British Empire in India
. The territory was managed and administered by the native ruler of the state under the supervision of the British Government of India
. The state was scattered over a total area of 5.70 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 450 in the year 1931. The taluka of Shujaota was located in the tehsil or district of Jaora, which was situated in the princely state of Jaora that was located around 3 miles towards the southeast of the capital city. Shujaota state was incorporated as a part of the Central India Agency
. The state was also incorporated as a part of the former Malwa Agency
History of Princely State of Shujaota
The ruling family of the princely state of Shujaota was the Solanki Rajputs. The native princes of the state possessed the title of Thakor. The ruling family had settled in the region during the 11th century. After the death of the then ruler or Thakor of the princely state of Shujaota, in the year 1751, the properties and assets of the ruling family was split between the 3 sons of the Thakor. As an outcome of this, the princely states of Shujoata, Khojan Khera
were created. The Thakor of the native state supervised the administration of the territory and the Resident of British India, also known as the Political Agent, managed the relations of the state with the British authorities and other princely states of India. The Princely State of Shujaota was a guaranteed feudatory of the princely state of Jaora
According to the initial settlement of 1823, the territory consisted of the villages of Jogi Piplia, Salakhera and Shujaota. The Thakor of the princely state of Shujaota held several villages on istimrar, which was a hereditary tenure at a fixed quit rent, from the local government of Jaora state under guarantee of British administration of India.
The last Thakor of the princely state of Shujaota or Shajaota 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 native ruler of the state decided to merge with the Republic of India.