History of Princely State of Pipodar
The native ruler of the region held the title of Matadar. 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 followed in the succession of the throne or gadi of Pipodar state. The territory was mainly a non jurisdictionary Indian princely state. The Resident of British India, also known as Political Agent, managed and supervised the associations of the native ruler or Matadar and the state with the British authorities and other princely states of India.
The taluka was co-shared by the princely state of Prempur, princely state of Derol and the princely state of Khedawada. The region was under the jurisdictional authority of the Thandar of Bawishi Thana. Later the jurisdiction of Pipodar state was reverted to the native state of Prempur. The native state paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda. According to the Under Scheme of the year 1943, the princely state of Pipodar, along with Prempur state, was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
Accession of Princely State of Pipodar
On 15th August 1947, the country acquired independence after the political withdrawal of the British Government of India and after the Partition of India, the nation was divided between India and Pakistan. The native rulers of the princely states of India were given the choice of acceding to either the Dominion of Pakistan or the Union of India. The native Matadar of the princely state of Pipodar decided to accede his state to the newly formed Union of India. At present, the region is incorporated as a part of the modern Gujarat state, India.
(Last Updated on : 11-08-2012)
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