PRINCELY STATES OF THE REWA KANTHA AGENCY 1811 - 1937

Rewa Kantha was a political agency of British India, managing the relations of the British government of the Bombay Presidency with a collection of princely states. It stretched for about 390 kilometres between the plain of Gujarat and the hills of Malwa, from the Tapti River to the Mahi River crossing the Narmada or Rewa River, from which it takes its name. The political agent, who was also collector of the British District of the Panchmahal, resided at Godhra. The states came under British subsidiary alliances after the Third Anglo-Maratha War of the early 19th century. In 1937 the princely states of the Rewa Kantha Agency were merged with Baroda State in order to form the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency.
NAME OF STATE AREA kmē VILLAGES POPULATIONREVENUECLASSDYNASTY / CASTE

These were in direct relations with the Political Agent in Godhra (11 in number)

BALASINOR 490 102 32,618 99,543 2ndBabi - Yusufzai Pathan
BARIA aka Devgadh-Baria2,106 495 81,579 213,375 2ndKhichi Chauhan
BHADARWA70 15 8,782 35,856 3rdVaghela
CHHOTA-UDAIPUR 2,261 546 64,621 215,391 2ndKhichi Chauhan
JAMBUGODHA aka Narukot370 53 5,603 15,049 3rdParmar
KADANA337 106 9,550 18,683 3rdParmar
LUNAWADA 1,005 348 63,967 178,701 2ndSolanki
RAJPIPLA3,930 927 117,175 876,014 1stGohil
SANJELI88 52 2,743 13,326 3rdChauhan
SANT aka Sant-Rampur 1,020 291 39,956 109,207 2ndParmar - Mahipawat lineage
UMETA 95 14 3,834 36,132 4thRajput

Sankheda Mewas States (26 in number)

AGAR44 28 1,399 10,746 4thMuslim
ALWA13 8 805 5,577 5thMuslim
BHILODIA - Motisinghji (#A)12 3 732 8,866 5thRajput
BHILODIA - Chhatarsinghji (#A)12 5 789 5,699 5thRajput
BIHORA4 2 159 1,643 5thMuslim
CHORANGLA41 16 1,404 5,029 5thKhichi Chauhan
CHUDESAR6 4 359 2,965 5thMuslim
DUDHPUR4 1 108 679 5thMuslim
GAD BORIAD332 128 3,018 9,377 4thChauhan
JIRAL KAMSOLI13 10 672 4,852 5thMuslim
MANDWA43 8 4,987 32,533 4thChauhan
NALIA3 1 56 270 5thMuslim
NANGAM8 4 367 1,834 5thMuslim
NASWADI51 27 2,482 8,865 4thSolanki
PALASNI31 13 855 4,303 5thParmar
PANTLAVDI - Akbar Khan (#B)6 3 178 2,544 5thMuslim
PANTLAVDI - Kesar Khan (#B)6 3 221 2,213 5thMuslim
RAMPURA12 4 1,457 3,556 5thRajput
REGAN10 2 262 976 5thMuslim
SHANOR30 7 1,219 11,819 4thRajput
SINDIAPURA10 6 483 2,866 5thMuslim
UCHAD includes Devalia22 13 1,482 10,214 4thDaima - Muslim
VADIA VIRAMPUR3 1 96 890 5thMuslim
VAJIRIA54 21 3,929 29,962 4thMuslim
VANMALA aka Dhamasia27 10 743 3,952 5thMuslim
VASAN SEWADA32 6 765 4,710 5thRathore - Muslim
VASAN VIRPUR32 20 2,185 18,798 5thRathore - Muslim
VORHA9 2 1,060 6,632 5thMuslim

Pandu Mewas States (24 in number) [Note]

AMRAPUR5 2 251 155 5thBariya
ANGHAD12 1 2,269 1,344 5thGohil
CHHALIAR28 17 1,983 2,616 4thMaharaulji
DHARI10 5 821 731 5thRajput
DORKA aka Dodka8 1 911 850 5thPatidar
GOTARDI8 1 228 327 5thPagi
ITWAD16 10 843 462 5thRajput
JESAR4 2 313 116 5thPagi
JUMKHA3 1 145 39 5thBariya
KANORA aka Kanoda10 6 884 1,232 5thBariya
KASLA PAGINA MUVADA3 1 41 50 5thPagi
LITTER GOTHDA4 1 416 155 5thKoli
MEVALI13 2 900 1,155 5thPagi
MOKHA PAGINA MUVADA3 1 96 96 5thPagi
NARA aka Nahara8 1 263 19 5thBariya
PANDU23 17 1,1493,462 5thMuslim
POICHA10 6 736 1,155 5thRajput
RAIKA aka Rayka8 1 474 443 5thRajput
RAJPAR4 1 80 39 5thRajput
SIHORA40 23 2,640 3,693 4thBariya
VAKHATPUR3.891 244 116 5thRajput
VARNOL MAL9 2 426 65 5thBariya
VARNOLI MOTI5 1 168 78 5thRathore
VARNOLI NANI3 1 74 19 5thRathore

TOTALS 12,877.0 3,311 479,0658,824,694--

The total area of the states the agency related to was 12,877 kmē. In 1901 their population was 479,065. Many of the inhabitants were Bhils and Kolis. All data as existing in 1901, except where noted otherwise.
There were originally 72 states, which dropped to 61 states in 1921.
Update (1931 #3 p.39): - The area of the Agency is 12,837.34kmē containing a population of 753,058 people according to the 1921 census. The agency comprises 7 large state and 54 small estates. The rulers of the 1st and 2nd class states are members of the Chamber of Princes. The Chiefs of Kadana and Bhadwa are included in the list of electorates for representative members of the Chamber of Princes.
#A and #B - each pair counted as one state.
SOURCES: 1. "The Imperial Gazetteer" 1908
2. "The Rewa Kantha Directory" Revised Edition Volume I by Ladhabhai Harji Parmar 1922
3. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931