(Last Updated on : 14-06-2012)
Princely State of Vasan Virpur was one of the Indian princely states that were administered by a native prince under the guidance of the British authorities. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The region was extended over a total area of 12.50 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 5,034 in the year 1941. The territory of Vasan Virpur was one of the 27 states which formed up the Sankheda Mehvassi, located on the banks of the Narbada (Narmada
) River, in eastern Gujarat
. It was incorporated as a part of the erstwhile Rewa Kantha Agency
. The region was perhaps the most populous unit in the Sankheda Mehvassi region. The princely state of Vasan Virpur included around 14 villages and was segmented into 4 extensively scattered separate blocks of territory in the central, eastern and southern portions of the Sankheda Mehvassi.
The native state 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
History of Princely State of Vasan Virpur
The princely state of Vasan Virpur was ruled by more than one ruler, who was formally known as shareholders. The Daima Rajputs
, which was a cadet branch of the family of Uchad state, were the original shareholders. The estate of Virpur originally included only the villages of Virpur and Vasna during early the in 19th century. The princely state of Vasan Virpur had 6 shareholders in the year 1940; and the successions of 2 of the shareholders were governed by the rule of male primogeniture. The princely state of Vasan Virpur was a non- jurisdictionary native state.
Vasan Virpur was claimed by more than one native ruler who were formally described as shareholders. There were 6 shareholders in the former princely state, which was grouped into 3 segments, Virpur, Vasan and Savli Ratudia. All shares and subdivisions of the Vasan Virpur state paid tribute to Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Vasan Virpur was attached to Baroda.
After the Indian independence and the partition of India in the year 1947, the erstwhile princely state of Vasan Virpur was acceded to the newly formed Dominion of India, also known as the Union of India