Baria State

Coordinates: 22°42′N 73°55′E / 22.70°N 73.91°E / 22.70; 73.91
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Baria State
Princely State of British India
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Coat of arms of Princely state of Baria
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Baria State (sky blue) within Rewa Kantha Agency, British India
CapitalDevgadh Baria
DemonymKoli people
• 1901
2,106 km2 (813 sq mi)
• 1901
 • TypeMonarchy
Historical era19th century
• Established
Succeeded by
Today part of India

The Baria State, also known as Bariya State, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was under the Rewa Kantha Agency of the Bombay Presidency and had its capital in Devgadh Baria town of present-day Dahod district in Gujarat state. The Baria State was ruled by Kshatriya Koli chieftains of Baria clan (Gotra) of Gujarat.[1]

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  1. ^ Nath, Y. V. S. (1960). Bhils of Ratanmal: An Analysis of the Social Structure of a Western Indian Community. New Delhi, India: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. pp. 65: presence in these regions, by explaining that they came in the wake of the founders of the present ruling houses of Bariya State and other estates in the area. The latter however claim to be Kshatriya today, though the local traditions give them a Koli extraction." Till recently, most of the thakurdari and ankadi rights in these States were held by Bariya Kolis. Some of them even claim kinship with the Rulers of Baria and the Thakurs of Ratanmal.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)

22°42′N 73°55′E / 22.70°N 73.91°E / 22.70; 73.91