Jaora State
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Jaora State

Jaora State
Princely State of British India
Flag of Jaora
Coat of arms of Jaora
Coat of arms
Central India Agency 1909.jpg
Jaora located within the Malwa Agency near 4
o 1901
1,471 km2 (568 sq mi)
o 1901
 o Motto"Dil o daulat"
(Heart and wealth).
o Established
Succeeded by
Today part ofMadhya Pradesh, India
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jaora". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Ratlami Gate, Jaora
The Jaora state flag was a green triangle between 1865 and 1895.

Jaora State was a 13 gun-salute princely state of the British Raj. It was part of the Malwa Agency.[1]

The total area of the princely state, with the dependencies of Piploda and Panth-Piploda, was 1,471 km2 (568 sq mi). Jaora state was divided into four tehsils, Jaora, Barauda, Tal, and Barkhera. The chief crops were millets, cotton, maize and opium. The revenue of the state was Rs.8,50,000 in 1901.


Jaora State was founded by Abdul Ghafur Muhammad Khan. he received the title of Nawab from the Mughal emperor in 1808.[]

In 1818 the state became a British protectorate. 'Abdu'l Ghafur Muhammad Khan was a cavalry officer serving the Pashtun leader Muhammad Amir Khan. He later served the Holkar maharaja of Indore State, subduing Rajput territories in northern Malwa and pillaging their lands. The state was confirmed by the British government in 1818 by the Treaty of Mandsaur.[]

Nawab Muhammad Ismail (ruled 1865-1895) was an honorary major in the British Army. During the reign of Nawab Muhammad Iftikhar Ali Khan (ruled 1895-1947), Piploda became a separate state in 1924, and Panth-Piploda became a province of British India in 1942. Nawab Muhammad Usman 'Ali Khan (ruled 1947-1948) acceded to the Government of India on 15 June 1948.[2]


The rulers of the state bore the title of 'Nawab'.[3]

Nawabs of Jaora

  • 6 Jan 1817 - 9 Sep 1825 Abdul Ghafur Mohammad Khan (b. 1775 - d. 1825)
  • 9 Sep 1825 - 29 Apr 1865 Ghows Mohammad Khan (b. 1823 - d. 1865)
  • 9 Sep 1825 - 1827 Musharraf Begum d/o akhund Muhammad ayaz khan yusufzai of tonk[4](f) -Regent (d. 1827)
    • + Jahangir Khan
  • 1827 - 1840 Borthwick -Regent
  • 30 Apr 1865 - 6 Mar 1895 Ehtesam al-Dowla Mohammad Isra´il Khan aka Nawab Muhammad Khan (b. 1854 - d. 1895)
  • 30 Apr 1865 - 1872 Regents
    • - Hazrat Nur Khan
    • - Political Agent Western Malwa
  • 6 Mar 1895 - 15 Aug 1947 Fakhr al-Dowla Mohammad Eftekhar (b. 1883 - d. 1947) `Ali Khan (from 12 Dec 1911, Fakhr al-Dowla Sir Mohammad Eftekhar `Ali Khan)
  • 6 Mar 1895 - 20 May 1906 Sahibzada Yar Muhammad Khan -Regent
  • 30 Mar 1977 - Nawab Sulaiman Ali Khan Shervani -pretender [married 1. Begum Zeenat Jehan Shervani (m. 1974) 2. Meenakshi Mukherjea nee` Begum Meena Mehnaz (m. 1993)]

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Coordinates: 23°38?N 75°08?E / 23.63°N 75.13°E / 23.63; 75.13

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