(Last Updated on : 07-08-2012)
The Princely State of Nedardi was amongst the former native states of India that was assigned 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 spread over a total area of 3 miles and had a total population of 432 in the year 1931. The taluka of Nedardi was one of the states that formed up the 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. Nedardi state was a prominent part of 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.
History of Princely State of Nedardi
The native rulers of the princely state of Nedardi were bestowed the title of Thakor. The Kolis, who claimed to be descendants of Chauhan Rajputs
, was the ruling family of the territory. The succession of the royal throne of the princely state of Shivbara was governed by the rule of male primogeniture by which the first born or eldest child of the same parents the first born or eldest child of the same parents, to the exclusion of all others.
Administration of Princely State of Nedardi
Nedardi was primarily a non jurisdictionary princely state. 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. Nedardi state did not pay any annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda or the princely state of Idar. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Nedardi was attached to the princely state of Baroda
in June, 1943.
Accession of Princely State of Nedardi
The last native prince of the state of Nedardi 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 Thakor of Nedardi state decided to merge with the Republic of India.