DUNGARPUR (Princely State)(15 gun salute)

LOCATION: Rajasthan AREA: 3,781 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs 198,000 POPULATION: 101,103 (1901) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: xx DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Sisodia - Ahra Guhilot clan SEAT: Dungarpur City ACCESSION: 7th April 1949

HH Maharawal Shri MAHIPAL SINGH II BahadurPRESENT RULER: HH Rai-i-Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraja Maharawal Shri MAHIPAL SINGHJI II Bahadur, 34th Maharawal of Dungarpur since 1989. (Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur - 314001, Rajasthan, India)
born 14th August 1931 (#1)(#2 p.294), educated at the University of Delhi, married 3rd May 1955, HH Maharani Dev Kunwar, daughter of Maharajkumar Sri Bijaya Singh of Bikaner, and his wife, Maharajkumarani Manohar Kanwar, and has issue.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state, also known as Bagar, was founded in 1197. The rulers of Dungarpur claim descent from the Rajput house of Mewar (see Udaipur). Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, had to leave Mewar in favour of his younger brother Kumar Singh. Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area of Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh's successors controlled the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at the battle of Khanwa in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Moghul Emperor Babur. His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two separate states. Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother Jagmal Singh became independent ruler of Banswara. The Maharawals of Dungarpur were tributary, from time to time, to the Mughal Emperors of Delhi and to the Marathas, from whom they were finally rescued by the British Power, a treaty being concluded in 1818, soon after, the Bhils were reduced to submission. In 1825, Maharawal Jaswant Singh, being found incompetent, was deposed by the Government, and his adopted son, Kunwar Dalpat Singh, second son of the Raja of Pratapgarh, was appointed to succeed. Subsequently Maharawal Dalpat Singh succeeded to the gadi of Pratapgarh, so the British Government permitted him to adopt a successor in Dungarpur. The Maharawal maintains a military force of 251 cavalry, 535 infantry, and 8 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...


1. "The Times of India Directory and Year Book including Who's Who 1952/1953", Published by Bennett, Coleman & Co., Bombay. Compiled by The Times of India; 1952-1970.
2. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.
3. "Short History Of The Dungarpur State Or Western Bagar. From The Earliest Times o The Year 1909 A.D." Published by Pandit Thakur Prasad Misra and Kishori Lal Gupta, Calcutta. 1911