11 Facts About Rajgarh State


Rajgarh State was a princely state in India, named after its capital Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh.

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The neighbouring Narsinghgarh State was ruled by a cadet branch of this family, after being partitioned in 1681.

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Rajgarh State's descendants were held in high regard by the Delhi Sultans; Rawat Karam Singh, 4th in descent from Sarangsen, is said to have been made governor of Ujjain under Sikandar Lodi.

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Rajgarh State died in 1583 and was succeeded by his son Dungar Singh, who founded the town of Dungarpur near Rajgarh and made it his capital.

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Rajgarh State moved the capital to Ratanpur and ruled until 1621.

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Southern and eastern parts of Rajgarh State lay on the Malwa plateau, while the northern part was very hilly.

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Around the turn of the 20th century, 214,900 acres of Rajgarh State were covered by forests, about half of which were in the pargana of Biaora.

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Animal species native to the area of Rajgarh State include various types of deer, leopard, and wild boar.

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Rajgarh State had no mines, although two sandstone quarries existed, one at Silapati and the other at Kotda.

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Rajgarh State generally delegated executive authority to a diwan, who was responsible for the day-to-day administration of the state's various departments.

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Rajgarh State was divided into seven parganas: Newalganj, Biaora, Kalipith, Karanwas, Kotra, Sheogarh, and Talen.

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