(Last Updated on : 18-08-2012)
The Princely State of Bamanbor, also known as Bamanbor state, was one of the renowned princely states of India
that was managed and supervised 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 state was scattered over a total area of 12 sq miles and comprised of a total population of 812 in the year 1931. The taluka of Bamanbor was situated in the Chotila Thana and the territory consisted of around 4 villages. The state of Bamanbor was located in central Kathiawar region and was bordered by the princely state of Wankaner
in the north; by the princely state Chotila
in the east; and by the princely state Rajkot
in the south.
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
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.