List of princely states of British India (alphabetical)

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This is a list of Indian princely states, as they existed during the British Raj before 1947.

Before the Partition of India in 1947, hundreds[citation needed] of Princely States, also called Native States, existed in India. These states were not a part of British India but enjoyed a British protectorate under a subsidiary alliance and some indirect rule. They were the parts of the Indian subcontinent which had not been conquered or annexed by the British, often former vassals of the Mughal Baadshah (Emperor).

The states are listed alphabetically; this list complements the List of princely states of British India, which is arranged by region and agency.

Geographical and administrative assigning is indicative, as various names and borders have changed significantly, even entities (provinces, principalities) split, merged, renamed et cetera.

Furthermore, criteria of statehood (used for inclusion) differ between sources.

In some cases, several name variations or completely different names are included.

Sortable list of former princely states[edit]

Name Salute type Reign Merged into
from up to
Ajaigarh 11 1765 1949 India
Akkalkot 1708 1948 India
Aligarh 1703 1947 India
Alipura 1757 1950 India
Alirajpur 11 1437 1948 India
Alwar 15 1296 1949 India
Amb (Tanawal) 18xx 1969 Pakistan
Ambliara 1619 1943 India
Angadh 9 1874 1947 India
Arakkal 7 1545 1819 India
Athgarh 1178 1949 India
Athamallik 1874 1948 India
Aundh 1699 1948 India
Babariawad 1947 India
Baghal 1643 1948 India
Baghat 1500 1948 India
Bahawalpur 17 1802 1955 Pakistan
Balasinor 9 1758 1948 India
Ballabhgarh 1710 1867 British Raj, India
Bamra 1545 1948 India
Banganapalle 9 1665 1948 India
Bansda 9 1781 1948 India
Banswara 15 1527 1949 India
Bantva Manavadar 1733 1947 India
Baoni 11 1784 1948 India
Baramba 1305 1949 India
Baraundha 9 1549 1950 India
Baria 9 1524 1948 India
Baroda 21 1721 1949 India
Barwani 11 836 1948 India
Bashahr 1412 1948 India
Basoda 1753 1947 India
Bastar 1324 1948 India
Baudh 1874 1948 India
Beja 18th century 1948 India
Benares 13 18th century 1948 India
Beri c.1750 1950 India
Bhaddaiyan 1858 India
Bhaisunda 1812 1948 India
Bhajji late 18th century 1948 India
Bharatpur 17 17th century 1947 India
Bhavnagar 13 1723 1948 India
Bhopal 19 1707 1949 India
Bhor 9 1697 1948 India
Bhith Bhagwanpur ? 1711 1948 India
Bijawar 11 1765 1950 India
Bijairaghogarh 1826 1858 British Raj, India
Bikaner 17 1465 1947 India
Bonai 16th century 1948 India
Bundi 17 1342 1949 India
Cambay 11 1730 1948 India
Carnatic Sultanate 1692 1855 Company rule
Chamba 11 c.550 1948 India
Changbhakar 1790 1948 India
Charkhari 11 1765 1950 India
Chaube Jagirs 1812 1948 India
Chhatarpur 11 1785 1950 India
Chhota Udaipur 9 1743 1948 India
Chhuikhadan 1750 1948 India
Chitral 11 1560 1969 Pakistan
Chota Nagpur 12th century 1948 India
Chuda 1707 1948 India
Cooch Behar 13 1586 1949 India
Cutch 17 1147 1948 India
Charkha India
Danta 9 1061 1948 India
Darkoti 11th century 1948 India
Daspalla 1498 1948 India
Datarpur c.1550 1818 Sikh Empire
Datia 15 1626 1950 India
Dedhrota late 18th century 1948 India
Dewas Junior 15 1728 1948 India
Dewas Senior 15 1728 1948 India
Dhami 1815 1948 India
Dhar 15 1730 1947 India
Dharampur 9 1262 1948 India
Dhenkanal 1529 1948 India
Dholpur 15 1806 1949 India
Dhrangadhra 1742 1948 India
Dhrol 9 1595 1948 India
Dhurwai 1690 1950 India
State of Dir Dir 19th century 1969 Pakistan
Dungarpur 15 1197 1947 India
Faridkot 11 1803 1947 India
Gangpur 1821 1948 India
Garhwal 11 888 1949 India
Gaurihar 1807 1950 India
Gondal 11 1634 1949 India
Guler 1415 1813 British Raj, India
Gwalior 21 1761 1948 India
Hasht-Bhaiya 1690 1948 India
Hindol 1554 1948 India
Hunza 15th century 1974 Pakistan
Hyderabad 21 1803 1948 India
Idar 15 1257 1948 India
Indore 19 1818 1948 India
Jafarabad c.1650 1948 India
Jaipur 17 1128 1949 India
Jaisalmer 15 1156 1947 India
Jaitpur 1731 1840 British Raj, India
Jalaun 1806 1840 British Raj, India
Jambughoda late 14th century 1948 India
Jamkhandi 1811 1948 India
Jammu and Kashmir 21 1846 1952 India, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Jandol c. 1830 1969 Pakistan
Janjira 11 1489 1948 India
Jasdan 1665 1948 India
Jaora 13 1808 1948 India
Jashpur 18th century 1948 India
Jaso 1732 1948 India
Jasrota 1815 Sikh Empire
Jaswan 1170 1849 British Raj, India
Jath 1686 1948 India
Jawhar 9 1343 1947 India
Jesar 1947 India
Jhabua 11 1584 1948 India
Jhalawar 13 1838 1949 India
Jhansi 1804 1858 British Raj, India
Jigni 1730 1950 India
Jind 13 1763 1948 India
Jobat 15th century 1948 India
Jodhpur (Marwar) 17 1250 1949 India
Junagadh 13 1730 1948 India
Kahlur 11 697 1948 India
Kalahandi 9 1760 1947 India
Kalat 19 1666 1955 Pakistan
Kalsia 1006 1949 India
Kamta-Rajaula 1812 1948 India
Kangra 11th century 1810 Sikh Empire
Kanker 1947 India
Kapurthala 13 1772 1947 India
Karauli 17 1348 1949 India
Kapshi Jagir mid 17th century 1956 India
Katosan 1674 1947 India
Kawardha 1751 1948 India
Keonjhar 12th century 1948 India
Keonthal late 18th century 1948 India
Khairagarh 1833 1948 India
Khandpara 1599 1948 India
Khaniadhana 1724 1948 India
State of Kharan Kharan 1697 1955 Pakistan
Kharsawan 1650 1948 India
Khayrpur 15 1775 1955 Pakistan
Khilchipur 9 1544 1948 India
Kishangarh 1611 1948 India
Cochin 17 12th century 1949 India
Kolhapur 19 1707 1949 India
Koriya 17th century 1948 India
Kota 17 17th century 1949 India
Kotharia, Rajasthan 1527 20th century India
Kotharia, Rajkot 1733 20th century India
Kothi 18th century 1950 India
Kulpahar 1700 1858 British Raj, India
Kumharsain 15th century 1947 India
Kurundvad Junior 1854 1948 India
Kurundvad Senior 1733 1948 India
Kurwai 1713 1948 India
Kuthar 17th century 19th century India
Kutlehar 750 1810 British Raj, India
Lakhahi Raj 1461 1952 India
Lakhtar 1604 1947 India
Las Bela 1742 1955 Pakistan
Lathi 1340 1948 India
Lawa Thikana 1772 1947 India
Limbda 1780 1948 India
Limbdi 9 c.1500 1947 India
Loharu 9 1806 1947 India
Lunavada 9 1434 1948 India
Vallavpur 13 1434 1949 India
Maihar 9 1778 1948 India
Makrai 1663 1948 India
Makran 18th century 1955 Pakistan
Malerkotla 11 1657 1948 India
Malpur 1466 1943 India
Manda 1542 1947 India
Mandi 11 1290 1948 India
Manipur 11 1110 1949 India
Maurha State 1894 1949 India
Mayurbhanj 9 late 17th century 1949 India
Miraj Junior 1820 1948 India
Miraj Senior c.1750 1948 India
Mohammadgarh 1842 1948 India
Mohanpur c.1227 1948 India
Mohrampur Jagir c. 1580 1948 India
Morvi 11 1698 1948 India
Mudhol 9 1465 1948 India
Muli India
Mundru 1621 1818 Jaipur, India
Mysore (Mahisur) 21 1399 1950 India
Nabha 13 1763 1947 India
Nagar 14th century 1974 Pakistan
Nagpur State 1818 1853 British Raj, India
Nagod(h) 9 1344 1950 India
Naigaon Rebai 1807 1949 India
Nandgaon 1833 1948 India
Narsinghgarh 11 1681 1948 India
Narsinghpur 1292 1948 India
Nasvadi India
Nawanagar 13 1540 1948 India
Nayagarh c.1500 1948 India
Nilgiri 1125 1949 India
Nazargunj 1899 20th century India
Orchha 15 1531 1950 India
Orissa Tributary States 12th century 1948 India
Oudh 1732 1858 British Raj, India
Pahra 1812 1948 India
Pal Lahara 18th century 1948 India
Palanpur 1370 1948 India
Paldeo 1812 1948 India
Palitana 9 1194 1948 India
Panna 11 1731 1950 India
Patdi 1741 1947 India
Patan, Rajasthan 12th century 20th century India
Pataudi 1804 1947 India
Pathari 1794 1948 India
Patiala 17 1627 1948 India
Patna 9 1191 1948 India
Pethapur 13th century 1940 India
Phaltan 1284 1948 India
Phulra(h) 1860 1950 Pakistan
Piploda 1547 1948 India
Porbandar 13 1193 1948 India
Pratapgarh 15 1425 1949 India
Pudukkottai 17 1680 1948 India
Radhanpur 11 1753 1948 India
Raghogarh 1673 1947 India
Raigarh 1625 1947 India
Rairakhol 12th century 1948 India
Rajgarh 11 late 15th century 1948 India
Rajkot 9 1620 1948 India
Rajpipla 13 1340 1948 India
Rajpur, Baroda India
Rajpara 1724 1948 India
Ramdurg 1742 1948 India
Ramanka 1870 India
Rampur 15 1774 1949 India
Ranasan 17th century 1943 India
Ranpur 17th century 1948 India
Ratlam 13 1652 1948 India
Rewa 15 c.1790 1947 India
Sachin 9 1791 1948 India
S(h)ailana 11 1736 1948 India
Saklana 11 1780 1947 India
Sakti 1948 India
Sambalpur 1493 1848 British Raj, India
Samthar 11 1760 1950 India
Sandur 1713 1949 India
Sangli 9 1782 1948 India
Sant 9 1255 1948 India
Saraikela 1620 1948 India
Sarangarh 1948 India
Sardargarh Bantva 1733 1947 India
Savanur 1672 1948 India
Satara 1818 1849 British Raj, India
Sawantwadi 9 1627 1948 India
Shahpura 9 1629 1949 India
Siba 1450 1849 British Raj, India
Sirmur 11 1095 1948 India
Stok jair 1842 1948 India
Sirohi 15 1405 1949 India
Sitamau 11 1701 1948 India
Sohawal 1550 1950 India
Somna 19th century 1949 India
Sonepur 9 1556 1948 India
Suket 11 765 1948 India
Surat 1733 1842 British Raj, India
Surgana late 18th century 1948 India
Surguja 1543 1948 India
Swat 1858 1969 Pakistan
Talcher 12th century 1948 India
Taraon 1812 1948 India
Tekari 1947 India
Thanjavur Maratha 1674 1855 British Raj, India
Tigiria 16th century 1948 India
Tonk 17 1806 1949 India
Torawati 12th century 20th century India
Tori Fatehpur 1690 1950 India
Travancore Travancore 19 1729 1949 India
Tripura 13 1400 1949 India
Tulsipur 16th century 1859 British Raj, India
Udaipur (Mewar) 734 1949 India
Udaipur (Chhattisgarh) 1818 1948 India
Vala 1740 1948 India
Varsoda 1948 India
Vijaynagar 1577 1948 India
Vijaipur 1542 1947 India
Vallbhapur 16th century 1948 India
Wadagam 18th century 1948 India
Wadhwan 9 1630 1948 India
Wankaner 11 1605 1948 India
Yasin c1640 1972 Pakistan
The British Empire in the East, 1919, showing the princely states coloured green, British India coloured red

See also[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Seymour, William. "The Indian States under the British Crown" History Today. (Dec 1967), Vol. 17 Issue 12, pp 819–827 online; covers 1858 to 1947.