|Princely State of British India|
Jaora located within the Malwa Agency near 4
|1,471 km2 (568 sq mi)|
|o Motto||"Dil o daulat" |
(Heart and wealth).
|Today part of||Madhya Pradesh, India|
|This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jaora". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.|
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.