JHALAWAR

JHALAWAR (Princely State)

(13 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 2,106 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 136,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY: Jhala Religion: Hindu
Population: 90,175 (1901) Revenue: £26,000
(1901)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaj
Rana Shri
CHANDRAJIT SINGHJI Dev Bahadur
, 8th and present Maharaja Saheb
of Jhalawar since 24th April 2004. (Prithvi
Vilas Palace, Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India)

 

 

born 5th October 1971 in New Delhi, installed on the gaddi
of Jhalawar Princely State on 9th May 2004; married 29th January 2001
in New Delhi, HH Maharani Ira Kumari, born 1st February 1974 in
Varanasi, daughter of the
Yuvraj Saheb
of Vijaigarh, and has issue.

  • Baiji Lal Maharaj Kumari Bhavya Kumari, born 5th December
    2001 in Varanasi.
  • Maharaj Kumar Divyodaya Singh Jhala, born 6th June 2008
    in New Delhi.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Founded
in 1838 as a result of a long running dispute with the rulers of Kotah.
Ancestors were petty chiefs of Halvad in the district of Jhalawar, in
Kathiawar.
His Highness the Maharaj Rana maintains a military force of 403
cavalry, 3873 infantry, and 94 guns and is entitled to a salute of 15
guns (in 1893). Ancestors and rulers were…

  • Kumar Shri Bhav Singh, younger son of the Chief of Halvad
    in Jhalawar district,
    fl.1709,
    married and had issue.

    • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharao Arjun Singh
      of Kotah.
    • Kumar Shri Madho Singh, Faujdar, married and had
      issue.
      He died after 1696.

      • Kumar Shri Madan Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Himmat Singh, Faujdar, died 1758.
        • Kumar Shri Prithvi Singh, married a Saktawat lady of
          Dhangermow, and had issue.

          • Kumar Shri Sheo Singh, born 1738.
          • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharao Guman
            Singh of Kotah.
          • Raj Rana Zalim Singh, born 1740, on the death of
            one of the Kotah rajas
            (1771), the state was left to the charge of Zalim Singh, from that time
            on, Zalim Singh was the real ruler of Kotah. He brought it to a
            wonderful
            state of prosperity, and under his administration, which lasted over
            forty-five
            years, the Kotah territory was respected by all parties, he was Prime
            Minister
            of Kotah, and was granted the Jagir of Chiturkhaira in Mewar (Noble of
            the
            second
            rank), he married into the Sisodia clan and had issue. He died 1824.

            • Raj Rana Madho Singh, born 1775, Prime Minister
              of Kotah 1824/-, married and had
              issue. He died 26th February 1834.

              • Maharaja Madan Singh of Jhalawar (see below)
            • Rani Ganga Bai, married Rao Raja Bishan Singh of Bundi.
            • Rao Raja Goverdhan Das (natural son), born 1794,
              married 1821, the
              natural
              daughter of the Chief of Jhabua.
            • Rao Raja Puran Mal (natural son)

 

    1. Maharaj Rana MADAN SINGH,
      1st Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar 1838/1845, born 1808, in
      1838 it
      was
      resolved,
      with the consent of the Maharao of Kotah, to dismember the state, and
      to
      create the new principality of Jhalawar as a separate provision for the
      descendants of Zalim Singh. Madan Singh received the title of Maharaja
      Rana, and was placed on the same footing as the other rulers in
      Rajasthan,
      married 1stly, 1822, Maharani Chandrawatiji, a daughter of the Rao of
      Rampura, married 2ndly, Maharani Bhatiyaniji of Goraich in Mewar,
      married
      3rdly, Maharani Rathoriji of Badnore
      in Mewar,
      married 4thly, Maharani Kachhawatiji of Bamori in Jhalawar, married
      5thly,
      1844,
      Maharani Bhatiyaniji, a niece of Maharawal Gaj Singhji of Jaisalmer,
      committed sati, also
      had issue by a Khawas lady. He died 1845.

      • Maharaj Rana Prithvi Singh (qv)
      • Rao Raja Fateh Lal (by the Khawasina)

 

    1. Maharaj Rana PRITHVI SINGH,
      2nd Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar 1845/1875, born 1830,
      married 1stly,
      Maharani Nathawatiji of Chomu, married
      2ndly, Maharani Bhatiyaniji of
      Goraich in Mewar, died
      1890, married 3rdly, 1874, Maharani Solankiji, died 1883, and had
      issue, 1 daughter,
      an adoptive son as well as issue by secondary wives (1 son and 1
      daughter). He died
      August
      1875.

      • Maharajkumari (name unknown) (by 1st wife),
        married 1861, Rao Raja Shivdan
        Singh of Alwar.
      • (A) HH Maharaj Rana Zalim Singhji Bahadur (qv)

 

  1. HH Maharaj Rana ZALIM
    SINGH
    Bahadur
    , 3rd Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar 1876/1896, born
    5th
    November 1865 as Kumar Shri Bakhtsinhji Kesrisinhji of Wadhwan, adopted
    by his predecessor,
    he succeeded to the gadi on
    24th June 1876 (#1),
    invested
    with
    governing
    powers
    in 1884, educated at Mayo College,
    Ajmer;
    owing to his alleged maladministration, his relations with the British
    government became strained, and he was finally deposed on 2nd March
    1896,
    “on account of persistent misgovernment and proved unfitness for the
    powers
    of a ruling chief.” He went to live at Benares, on a pension of
    £2000;
    and the administration was placed in the hands of the British resident;
    he
    married 1stly, 1886, HH Maharani Rathoriji, fourth daughter of Maharaja
    Prithvi Singhji of Kishangarh,
    born 1879, died 1900, married 2ndly, 1886, HH Maharani Gohilji,
    daughter of the Thakur of
    Limri in Saurashtra. He died sp in 1912 in Varanasi.

 

Interregnum
1896/1899
, since the late
Maharaja
Rana died issueless and had refused to adopt a successor, after much
consideration,
the government resolved in 1897 to break up the state, restoring the
greater
part to Kotah, but forming the two districts of Shahabad and the
Chaumahla
into a new state, which came into existence in 1899, and of which
Kunwar
Bhawani Singh, a descendant of the original Zalim Singh, was appointed
chief.

    1. HH
      Maharaj Rana Sir Shri BHAWANI SINGH Bahadur
      , 4th Maharaj Rana of
      Jhalawar 1899/1929, born 3rd
      September
      1874, son of Thakur Chatarsal Singh of Fatehpur in Jhalawar, educated
      at
      Mayo College, Ajmer; a research student at New College, Oxford 1921/22;
      Member of the Royal Society of Great Britain, built Kemball Public
      Library
      and Colvin Girl’s School and Parmanand Hostel, established Rajendra
      Literary
      Institute, K.C.S.I. [cr.1908], married 1894, HH Maharani Brij Kunwar,
      daughter
      of Maharaj Saheb Durjan Sal of Kherli in Kotah, and had issue. He died
      13th
      April 1929, cremated in Aden.

      • Lt.
        HH Maharaj Rana Sir Shri Rajendra Singhji Dev Bahadur (qv)

    1. Lt.
      HH Maharaj Rana Sir Shri RAJENDRA SINGHJI Dev Bahadur
      , 5th
      Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar
      1929/1943,
      born 15th July 1900, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and at Oxford,
      served
      as  a Lieutenant in the Indian Army, keen photographer and poet,
      he
      composed poetry under the pen name of ‘Sudhakar’ and Urdu Shairi
      using the name of ‘Makhmoor’, married 1stly, HH Maharani Brijraj
      Kunwar,
      daughter of the Thakur of Vihedli in Kotah, married 2ndly, 6th
      September
      1920,
      HH Maharani Hira Kunwarba Sahiba, a daughter of Thakur Sahib Mulvaji
      Tajoji
      of Kotda-Sangani, born 1899,
      caused
      to be built the first ladies hospital in Jhalawar, which still exists
      in
      her name, opened the earliest primary school there called ‘Shudhakar
      Bal
      Mandir
      ‘, died 1999, and had issue. He died 2nd September 1943.

      • HH Maharaj Rana Shri Harisch Chandra Singhji Dev Bahadur
        (qv)
    1. HH Maharaj Rana Shri
      HARISCH CHANDRA SINGHJI Dev
      Bahadur
      , 6th Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar
      1943/1967, born 27th
      September
      1921 at Oxford, UK, educated in India and England, joined the foreign
      service
      and served for three years in Rome and later Rangoon, returning to
      India
      in 1954, a cabinet minister 1961/1966 in the Sukhadia government,
      married
      5th May 1940 at Woodville Palace, HH Maharani Ila Devi, daughter of
      Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand Bahadur of Jubbal,
      and
      his
      second
      wife,
      Rani Bai Shri Leila Ba Kunverba Sahiba, she died
      3rd February 2007 in the Sawai Man Singh
      Medical College Hospital, Rajasthan, and had issue. He died 17th March
      1967 in New Delhi.

      • HH Maharaj Rana Shri Indrajit Singhji Dev Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaj Mahijit Singh, born 1st May 1947, married Rani
        Bharati Kunwarba, daughter of Maharaj Shri Himmatsinhji Vijayrajji of Kutch, and his wife, Rani Sahiba Padmini
        Kunverba, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Abhijit Singh, born 1973.
      • Rajkumari Yashodara Kunwarba, born 1978.
      • Rajkumar Jaisal Singh

 


    1. HH
      Maharaj Rana Shri INDRAJIT SINGHJI Dev Bahadur
      , 7th Maharaj Rana
      of Jhalawar 1967/2004, born
      12th
      June 1944 at
      Woodville
      Palace, Simla; educated at Doon School, served in the Indian Army,
      married
      19th April 1968 at New Delhi, HH Maharani Swarupa Kumari, daughter of
      Lt.
      Col. HH Maharaja Manabendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and his wife, HH
      Maharani Suraj Kanwar, and had issue. He died 24th April 2004 at New
      Delhi.

      • HH Maharaj Rana Shri Chandrajit Singhji Dev Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharajkumari Rajivini Kumari, born 1978, married 3rd
        April 2006 at Tehri-Garhwal House in New Delhi, Kunwar Anant Shekhar
        Singh, son of Thakur K. P. Singh from Eastern U.P., and his wife,
        Thakurani Manorama Singh.
      • Maharaj Aprajit Singh, born 1980, married 2nd December
        2007 in New Delhi.

 

  1. HH Maharaj Rana Shri
    CHANDRAJIT SINGHJI Dev Bahadur
    , 8th Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar
    (see
    above)

 

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