JOBAT (Princely State)

LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh AREA: 339.29 kmē VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: 20,152 (1931) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 1,16,000 (1940/41) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Rathore SEAT: Jobat ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
AGENCY: Bhil Agency 1825/1882 then Bhopawar or Southern States Agency 1882/1934 then Malwa Agency 1934/1947 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 32,500

PRESENT RULER: Rana UPENDRA SINGH, Rana Saheb of Jobat since 7th June 1984. (The Palace, P.O. Jobat, Dist. Ali Rajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India).
born 26th April 1963 in Jodhpur, educated at Daly College, Indore and Christian College, Indore (B.Com.), married 11th December 2001 in Banera, Mewar, Rani Jagriti Kumari, daughter of Rajadhiraj Hemendra Singhji of Banera, and his first wife, Ranidhirani Kaushalya Kumari.

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in the 15th century, by a scion of the Ali-Rajpur family. The founder is said to have come originally from Faizabad district in Oudh and to have settled at Jobat in the 15th century. The state has two jagirdars, viz. the Thakur Saheb of Borjhar and the Thakur Saheb of Kanda, both are blood relations of the Rana Saheb. The Rana maintains a military force of 5 cavalry and 44 infantry (as of 1892). Rulers were...
1. "The Golden Book of India"; by Sir Roper Lethbridge, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.217
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945