History of Princely State of Bamanbor
The princely state of Bamanbor was claimed by more than one native prince, who were formally addressed as shareholders. There are 10 such estateholders, including bhagdars and talukdars, in the state. The Khachar Kathis were the shareholders the territory.
Administration of Princely State of Bamanbor
The Princely State of Bamanbor 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 Chotila Thana as well. Chotila Thana covered a total area of 224 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 19,690 in the year 1931. The region included around 8 estates and around a total of 118 estateholders. Almost all of the estateholders were Khachar Kathis. Except for the taluka of Ramparda, all other estates in Chotila Thana were situated in a condensed area that was surrounded by the princely state of Wankanar and the princely state of Lakhtar in the north; by the princely state of Sayla and the estates of Nawanagar and Paliad Thana in the east; by the princely state of Rajkot and the princely state of Nawanagar in the west; and by the territories of Rajkot and Anandpur in the south.
Bamanbor state was a non jurisdictionary native state. The estates of Chotila Thana were all governed by the rule of partition. This led to extreme disintegration and the consequential insolvency and impoverishment of the estateholders. Bamanbor state paid annual tribute to the princely state of Junagadh. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Bamanbor was attached to the princely state of Nawanagar.
Accession of Princely State of Bamanbor
When the country achieved independence after the political withdrawal of the British Government of India on 15th August 1947, the nation was divided between India and Pakistan. The native rulers of the princely states of India were given the option of acceding to either the Union of India or the Dominion of Pakistan. The native Thakor Shri of the princely state of Bamanbor decided to accede his state to the newly formed Union of India on 10th June 1948. At present, the region is incorporated as a part of the modern Indian state in Gujarat.
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