The Princely State of Timba was amongst the former native 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 former native state was scattered over a total area of 9 miles and had a total population of 1,712 in the year 1931. The taluka of Timba included 2 villages and was amongst the estates that formed up 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 Timba
The Gadhia Chauhan Rajputs, who were offshoots of Satlasna state, were the ruling family of the princely state of Timba. The ruling family settled in the territory in the year 1524. 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 Timba state. The native prince of the princely state held the title of Thakor. Until the class system was abolished in the year 1928, the princely state of Timba was ranked as a Seventh Class state.
Administration of Princely State of Timba
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 Timba was also incorporated as a part of the Sabar Kantha Agency and the Sadra Division as well. Timba state was included in the Gadhwada Thana.
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 native state paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda and the princely state of Idar. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, the princely state of Timba was attached to the princely state of Baroda.
Accession of Princely State of Timba
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 Thakor of the princely state of Timba decided to accede his state to the newly formed Union of India. At present, the region is incorporated as a part of the modern Indian state in Gujarat state.
(Last Updated on : 09-08-2012)
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