(Last Updated on : 24/07/2012)
The Princely State of Pamsanngut was amongst the erstwhile princely states of India during the rule of the British Empire in India
. During the 19th century, the territory was appointed as one of the princely states of India
under the indirect rule of the British Government and was managed by native princes. The state comprised of a total population of 381 in the year 1941. The princely state of Pamsanngut was included as a part of the states of Khasi kingdom
, situated in northeastern India, south of Bhutan, which was under the rule of the British Province of Assam
. The territory of Mawdon lied towards the central parts of the Eastern Khasi
States. The native state was surrounded by the princely state of Nongspung
in the north; by the princely state of Lyngiong
in the east; and by the Nonglwai
state in the west and the south. The Princely State of Pamsanngut was incorporated as a part of the States of Assam Agency.
History of Princely State of Pamsanngut
The native ruler of the state of Pamsanngut held the title of Doloi or Sardar. The local chiefs or Sardars of the princely states of Nongwlai, Dwara Nongtyrnem, Pamsanngut and Mawdon
were elected by all the people for a specific period. The qualifications of the family were not essential for the selection of the Sardar of Nonglwai. The local rulers of the native state attended the darbars of the princely state of Nongstoin till 1901. the former princely state came under the protection of the British East India Company
during the early 19th century. The native ruler of Pamsanngut was succeeded by his eldest brother, failing which, by the ruler's eldest nephews, grand nephews, or cousins, in no particular order. Although this system did not provide total claim to succession, as the heirs might have been disqualified from the succession due to several reasons under Khasi custom and religion.
Accession of Princely State of Pamsanngut
After the departure of the British Government of India
and the Partition of India
in the year 1947, the erstwhile princely state of Pamsanngut was acceded to the newly independent Union of India
, which also known as the Dominion of India, by the Sardar (Doloi) of Pamsanngut state. Presently the territory is a part of the Indian state of Meghalaya.