VARIOUS AGENCIES

NAME OF STATETENUREAREA km˛ VILLAGESPOPULATION DYNASTY/LINEAGENOTE/S

Madras States Agency 1923 - 1937
The Madras States Agency was an agency of British India, and was founded in 1923, consisting of the five princely states of Banganapalle, Cochin, Pudukkottai, Sandur and Travancore. Prior to 1923, the five states have been subject to the government of the Madras Presidency which was represented in each state by a resident usually the District Collector of a neighbouring Madras district. When in 1923, all the states were brought under the direct control of the Government of India, the individual residencies were abolished and replaced with a single unitary agency responsible to the Governor-General of India. The agent was based in Trivandrum, the capital of Travancore. On 1st April 1937, the Madras States Agency was converted into a residency and on 1st January 1939, the princely states of Banganapalle and Sandur were transferred to the Mysore Residency. The agency was abolished when India became independent in 1947.
BANGANAPALLE #4 1923 - 1947 712.0 63 32,279 (1901) Najm es-Sani tansferred to Mysore Residemcy in 1939
COCHIN #4 1923 - 1947 3,833.0 659 812,025 (1901) Perumal (Kulasekhara) accession to the Indian Union in 1948
PUDUKOTTAI #4 1923 - 1947 3,054.0 xx 380,440 (1901) Tondaiman accession to the Indian Union in 1948
SANDUR #4 1923 - 1947433.0 20 11,200 (1901)tansferred to Mysore Residemcy in 1939 Ghorpade
TRAVANCORE #4 1923 - 1947 19,749.03,894 2,952,157 Perumal (Kulasekhara) accession to the Indian Union in 1948

Baluchistan Agency 1877 - 1947
The Baluchistan Agency (or Balochistan or Baloochistan or British Balochistan) was one of the agencies of British India. It was located in the present-day territory of Baluchistan. The territories of the agency covered an area of 208,262 km˛ and included areas which had been acquired by lease or otherwise brought under direct British control, as well as the princely states. This political agency was established in 1877 following the 1876 treaty signed in Mastung by Baloch leaders by means of which they accepted the mediation of the British authorities in their disputes. Colonel Sir Robert Groves Sandeman introduced an innovative system of tribal pacification in Balochistan that was in effect from 1877 to 1947. The Baluchistan Agency consisted of three princely states, Kalat, including its Makran, Jhalawan, Kacchi and Sarawan administrative divisions, as well as its two feudatory states of Las Bela and Kharan. The Government of India maintained its relations with the states through its political agent in Kalat.
KALAT  1877 - 1947185,425.87  1,348 470,336accession to the State of Pakistan Kambarani (Ahmadzai)
-> Jhalawan 1877 - 194754,721.52 299 224,073xx xx
-> Kachhi 1877 - 194713,752.90 606 82,909xx xx
-> Kharan 1877 - 194736,803.90 20 19,610independent of Kalat in 1940; accession to State of PakistanNowsherani
-> Makran 1877 - 194768,909.54 125 78,195feudatory state of Kalat; accession to the State of Pakistan xx
-> Sarawan 1877 - 194711,238.01 298 65,549xx xx
LAS BELA1877 - 194716,682.19 1,487 56,109accession to the State of Pakistan Jamot (Kathuria part)

Gilgit Agency 1877 - 1881 and 1889 - 1935 (#1)
The Gilgit Agency, was created in 1877, withdrawn in 1881 and recreated in 1889, and was a political unit of India, which managed the relations of the British with the princely states of Hunza and Nagar and was overseen by the Resident in Kashmir. The seat of the Agent was at Srinagar.
HUNZA 1889 - 194717,736.32 xx 13,241 (1931)accession to the State of Pakistan xx
NAGAR 1889 - 19473,224.55xx 13,672 (1931)accession to the State of Pakistan Maghlot

Sind Province
KHAIRPUR (#3) 1843 - 194715,511.51154 199,313 (1901)accession to the State of Pakistan Talpur - Sohrabani line

North West Frontier States Agency
It was one of the agencies of British India. It comprised the Princely States associated with the North-West Frontier Province, (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa). Agencies included the Dhir, Swat and Chitral Agency and the Deputy Commissioner of Hazara acting as the Political Agent for Amb and Phulra.
AMB 1877 - 1947 (#2) 435.7  xx 36,000 (1931) accession to the State of Pakistan Tanoli Hindwal
CHITRAL 1877 - 1947 11,655.0 xx 107,000 (1931) accession to the State of Pakistan Katur
DHIR 1877 - 19478,448.58 xx 107,000 (1951)accession to the State of Pakistan xx
NAWAGAI (Bajaur) 1877 - 1947xx xx xxthe Khan of Nawagai is the hereditary Chief of all Bajaurxx
PHULRA 1877 - 194793.24 xx xxaccession to the State of Pakistan Tanoli Hindwal
SWAT 1877 - 19475,244.75 xx 216,000 (1931)accession to the State of Pakistan Khatan Gujjar

1. The Agency also included , the Wazarat of Gilgit, the Punial Jagir, the Governorships of Yasin, Kuh-Ghizr and Ishkoman, as well as Chilas.
2. North West Frontier States Agency, included the Dhir, Swat and Chitral Agency and the Deputy Commissioner of Hazara acting as the Political Agent for Amb and Phulra.
3. it was the only state in the named Agency
4. Initially part of the Ganjam Hill Tracts Agency 1839-1923