Bagelkhand Agency


Bagelkhand Agency

Bagelkhand Agency was a collection of princely states in British India. It was named after the Bagelkhand region. The agency was established in March 1871. Until that date Bagelkhand was under the Bundelkhand Agency, with which it is geographically and historically connected. From 1871 to 1933 Bagelkhand agency was under the political superintendence of the Governor-General of India's agent for Central India, and under the direct jurisdiction of a political agent who was also superintendent of the Rewa State, residing ordinarily at Satna or Rewa. The agency consisted of Rewa state and eleven minor states and estates, of which the more important were Maihar, Nagod and Sohawal. The other states were Jaso, Kothi, Baraunda, Paldeo, Kamta-Rajaula, Taraon, Pahra, and Bhaisaunda. The total area was 14,323 square miles, and the population in 1901 was 1,555,024, a decrease of 11% over the previous decade, due to the results of famine. The rainfall was very deficient in 1895-1897, causing famine in 1897; and in 1899-1900 there was drought in some sections. In 1931, the eleven smaller states were transferred to Bundelkhand Agency, and in 1933 the agency was dissolved, and Rewa state was placed under the authority of the Indore Residency.

After Indian independence in 1947, the princely states that made up the Bagelkhand Agency were merged with Rewa to form Vindhya Pradesh state, which was in turn merged into Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 1956.

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Bagelkhand Agency, the easternmost charge of Central India Agency, was established in March 1871, when it was separated from Bundelkhand Agency. In 1900, it consisted of twelve states.
*Rewa, the largest state in Bagelkhand
*Maihar
*Nagode
*Sohawal
*Jaso
*Kothi
*Baraunda
*Paldeo
*Kamta-Rajaula
*Taraon
*Pahra
*BhaisaundaIn 1931, all of the states but Rewa were transferred back to Bundelkhand, and in 1933 Rewa was transferred to Indore Residency.

References

*1911


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