(Last Updated on : 06-08-2012)
The Princely State of Ambavada was amongst the former native states of India that was appointed as one of the Indian princely states during the early 19th century. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The former native state was scattered over a total area of 1.25 miles and had a total population of 116 in the year 1931. The taluka of Ambavada was located in Gadhwada Thana. The native state was under the administrative control of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of the Western India States Agency
. Later the territory was amalgamated with the Indian state of Gujarat
. The princely state of Ambavada was also incorporated as a part of the Sabar Kantha Agency and the Sadra Division as well. Ambavada state was included in the Gadhwada Thana.
The Gadhwada Thana was located in the northwest region of the province and included around 71 villages. The territory comprised of total population of 19,113 in 1934, including the jurisdictional talukas. The Thana contained a valley that was surrounded by a fence of hills. Under the jurisdiction of the Gadhwada Thana, there were 3 jurisdictional talukas, namely Satlasna, Bhalusna and Hadol. It also incorporated 7 non jurisdictional estates, including Umbri, Udni, Timba, Nedardi, Nana Kothasna and Dedasan, and 2 matadari estates of Ghazipur and Chandap. The Thana also consisted of the co-shared villages of Vinchhi, Ambavada and Mohor.
The princely state of Ambavada was claimed by more than one native prince who were formally addressed as shareholders. There were several such shareholders in the native state, including talukdars and bhagdars. The estate of Ambawada was co-shared by Valasna Nana Raj, Gadhias of Satlasna and an Idar jagirdar. Valasna Nana Raj was a bhayat of Valasna and held three fifths share; where as Gadhias of Satlasna was granted their one fifth interest by Valasna Nana Raj. The jagirdar of the princely state of Idar held the remaining one fifth shares. The territory was primarily a non jurisdictionary state and the Political Agent, also known as Resident of British India
, supervised the relations of the native ruler and the state with the British administration and other Indian princely states. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Ambavada was attached to the princely state of Baroda
After the political removal of the British Empire in India and the partition of India on 15th August 1947, the princely state of Ambavada was acceded by the share holders to the independent Dominion of India, which was also known as Union of India