The Princely State of Boda or Boda-no-ness 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 Chok Datha Thana as well.
History of Princely State of Boda
The princely state of Boda-no-ness was claimed by more than one native prince, who were formally addressed as shareholders. There were many estateholders, including bhagdars and talukdars, in the taluka. The region comprised of around 909 estateholders in the thana and almost all of them were Sarvaiya Rajputs. Some of the shareholders were low caste Hindus as well. The Princely State of Boda was a non- jurisdictionary native state. The estate holders of the region were primarily illiterate or had limited education and were tremendously impoverished and deprived. Most of them were shepherds or cultivators. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Boda-no-ness was attached to the princely state of Bhavanagar. The territory paid annual tribute to the princely state of Jungadh and the princely state of Baroda.
Accession of Princely State of Boda
The native shareholders of the princely state of Boda, also known as Boda-no-ness or Beda-no-ness, 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 estate holders of the state decided to merge with the Republic of India.
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