(Last Updated on : 09-08-2012)
The Princely State of Nangam was amongst the former princely 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 region was extended over a total area of 3 sq mile and comprised of a total population of 755 in the year 1941. The territory of Nangam 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 estate consisted of only a single block of territory that was located in the southwestern region of the Sankheda Mehvassi. The native state was bounded by the princely state of Vajiria
in the north, by the princely state of Nalia and the princely state of Chudesar
in the east, by the princely state of Rajpipla in the south, and by the princely state of Mandwa
and the princely state of Baroda
in the west.
History of Princely State of Nangam
The princely state of Nangam was claimed by more than one native prince who were formally addressed as shareholders. There were 4 main shareholders and 16 sub-sharers in the native state. The Rathor Rajputs
, a cadet branch of the ruling family of the princely state of Vajiria, were the ruling family of the state. The shareholders of the state were rather poor. The rule of male primogeniture, through which the first born or eldest child of the same parents inherited the entire estate of one or both parents, to the exclusion of all others, was not followed in the succession of the throne or gadi of Nangam state.
Administration of Princely State of Nangam
The Princely State of Nangam was amongst the most significant units in 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
. 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.
The territory was primarily a non jurisdictionary state. The 4 major shareholders of the state took charge of the management of the state's administration for a period of 2 years in rotation 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. Nangam state paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Nangam was attached to the princely state of Baroda
Accession of Princely State of Nangam
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 shareholders of the princely state of Nangam decided to accede his state to the newly formed Union of India
. At present, the region is incorporated as a part of the Indian state in Gujarat state.