History of Princely State of Satudad Vavdi
The princely state of Satudad Vavdi was claimed by more than one native prince who were formally addressed as shareholders. There were 87 such shareholders, including talukdars and bhagdars, in the region. The shareholders of the state were primarily Jadeja Rajputs of the Kana branch, who were offshoots of the ruling family of the stat of Nawanagar. 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, was followed in the succession of the throne or gadi of the princely state of Satudad.
Administration of Princely State of Satudad Vavdi
The erstwhile princely state of Satudad was incorporated as a part of the Baroda Agency, which was a sub division of the Western India States Agency. Later the region was merged with the state of Gujarat. The state of Satudad Vavdi was also a part of Dhrafa Thana and was under the administrative control of the erstwhile Western Kathiawar Agency. Dhrafa Thana covered a total area of 66 sq miles in the year 1931 and comprised of a total population of 14,067. The territory included 4 estates in western Kathiawar and all the estates were practically enclaves within the princely state of Nawanagar and geologically detached from each another.
Satudad Vavdi state was mainly a non jurisdictionary princely state of India. The Thanadar of the princely state of Dhrafa exercised jurisdictional authority on the native state. Satudad state paid annual tribute to the princely state of Junagadh. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Lunagiri was attached to the princely state of Nawanagar.
Accession of Princely State of Satudad Vavdi
After the political withdrawal of the British Supremacy and the partition of India on 15th August 1947, the princely state of Satudad Vavdi was acceded to the independent Dominion of India, which was also known as Union of India.
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