|LOCATION: Jaora||DYNASTY: Dodia||RELIGION: Hindu|
|PRESENT RULER: Rawat
RAMPRATAP SINGH DODIA, present Rawat of Mandawal and (one
third share) of Panth Piploda since June 1943.
born 14th July 1940 in Sunkhera, educated at Daly College, Indore
|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
present Head of the family is the Tikai or Senior Representative of the
Chandravanshi Dodia Rajputs, one of the 36 rajput clans. Early
historical documents state that the Dodias were based
around Multan in Sindh (now in Pakistan) during 12th and 13th
centuries, when they built
a fort near Multan by the name of Rohtashgarh.
In the 14th century the Dodia Rajputs migrated to Gujarat and
kingdom around Girnar (Junagarh) by Raja Phul Singh Dodia, and from
there they were ruled by Rawat Soorsinghji, Rawat Chandrabhansinghji,
Chalotji and Rawat Arjundasji. From this place, one of the Dodia
brothers of the Rawat migrated to
Mewar Chittorgarh accompanying the Rajmata of Mewar as an escort. The
Dodias proved their valour in various battles in the service of Mewar,
including the Battle of Haldighati, and were rewarded with the jagir of
Lava (later called Sardargarh). Rawat Singhraoji migrated from Gujarat
his rule in Sewana
Jagir in Malwa. He was followed by Rawat Kalusinghji, Rawat
Dulehsinghji, Rawat Pachoji, Rawat
Sawganji, Rawat Ramsinghji, Rawat Akhaybhanji and Rawat Puraji, whose
elder son, Rawat Jagatsinghji, established
Mandawal, Rawat Chatrasalsinghji, established Naveli Jagir, Rawat
established Piploda Jagir and Rawat Pharasramji, established
all in Malwa.
Rawat Amarsinghji, the elder son of Rawat Jagatsinghji succeeded to
son, Pratapsinghji established Sunkhera in Malwa, which was a
guaranteed jagir of
Gwalior. Estate holders were ….