The Princely State of Tajpuri was amongst the former native states during the rule of the British Empire in India. In 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 region was scattered over a total area of 7 sq miles and is a part of the Indian state of Gujarat. The region comprised of a total population of 1,165 in the year 1921. The taluka of Tajpuri was located around 6 miles from Himatnagar, the capital of the princely state of Idar. The region included 6 villages and was bordered by the territories of Polajpur, Morwad, Hapa, Dedhrota, Derol, British India and also a block of the princely state of Idar. The erstwhile princely state of Tajpuri 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 Sabar Kantha Agency and Sadra Division as well.
History of Princely State of Tajpuri
The Parmar Kolis, who were descendants of a Rajput chief, were the native rulers of the princely state of Tajpuri. The ruling family of the state initiated first settled in Tajpuri state in 1474. The throne of Tajpuri was succeeded by 15 generations of the family. The native ruler of the state, who held the title of Thakor, was ranked in the 6th Class of Mahi Kantha states, before the abolition of the class system in the year 1928. The Thakor exercised very limited civil and criminal jurisdiction. The Princely State of Tajpuri paid annual tribute to the princely state of Idar and the princely state of Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Tajpuri was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
The last Thakor of the princely state of Tajpuri 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.