|Princely State of British India|
|Imperial Gazetteer of India|
|•||Independence of India||1947|
|•||1941||4,660 km2 (1,799 sq mi)|
|Density||54.3 /km2 (140.7 /sq mi)|
|Today part of||India|
|Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 510|
Dhar State was a princely state of British Raj. It was a salute state in the colonial sway of the Central India Agency. Dhar began as one of the states during Maratha dominance in India about 1730. In 1941 it had an area of 1,798 square miles (4,660 km2) and a population of 253,210. Dhar(anagar) was the capital of the state since 1732 (from the 1728 foundation, the Raja's first seat had been Multhan). In 1948 it became part of Madhya Bharat.
Lying between 21°57' and 23°15' north, and 74°37' and 75°37' east, Dhar State was bordered on the north by Ratlam State; east by parts of Gwalior and Indore States; on the south by Barwani State, and on the west by Jhabua State and portions of Gwalior and Indore.
The present Dhar dynasty was founded in 1729 by Udaji Rao Puar, a distinguished Maratha general who received the territory as a grant from the Peshwas. During the Pindhari raids, the state's territory was whittled away, until it was restored in size on 10 January 1819, when it signed a Subsidiary alliance agreement with the British East India Company and became a major Princely state, enjoying indirect rule under British protectorate.
|Reign start||Reign end||Name||Birth-death|
|1728||1732||Udaji Rao I Pawar|
|1736||Anand Rao I Pawar||(b. ... – died 1749)|
|1736||1761, 6 January||Yeshwant Rao I Pawar||(1724–1761)|
|1761, 6 January||1782||Khande Rao Pawar||(b. c.1758 – died 1782)|
|1782||1807, 10 June||Anand Rao II Pawar||(1782–1807)|
|1807, Dec||1810||Ramchandra Rao I Pawar||(1807–1810)|
|1807, Dec||1810||Maina Bai (f) (regent)|
|1810||1833, October||Ramchandra Rao II Pawar||(1805–1833)|
|1834, 21 April||1857, 23 May||Yeshwant Rao II Pawar||(1823–1857)|
|1857, 23 May||1858, 19 Jan||Anand Rao III Pawar (1st time)||(1844–1898)|
|1858, 19 Jan||1860, 1 May||state abolished|
|1860, 1 May||1898, 29 July||Anand Rao III Pawar (2nd time)||(s.a.)|
|1898, 29 July||1918, 1 Jan||Udaji Rao II Pawar "Baba Sahib"||(1886–1926)|
|...||...||Jairamji Vithoba Pawar|
|...||...||Mahadeorao Jairamji Pawar|
|...||...||Narayan Mahadeorao Pawar|
|2002, 29 Dec||..||RupkumarRaje Narayanrao Pawar
The line is nominally continued
In 1897 primitive stamps with entirely native text. The second definitive issue bore the name DHAR STATE in Latin script; a total of 8 stamps. Since 1901 Indian stamps have been in use.
- Maratha Empire
- List of Maratha dynasties and states
- List of princely states of British India (alphabetical)
- Dewas State
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- Media related to Dhar State at Wikimedia Commons