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Rana Ram Singh, who succeeded to
the gadi in 1856. The Gurkhas over-
ran this State, with others in the
Simla Hills ; and when they were
expelled by the British in 1815 the
then Rand was confirmed in possession.
The area of the State is about 4
square miles ; its population 590,
chiefly Hindus. The Rana maintains
a military force of 10 infantry. Resi-
dence : Darkuti, Simla Hills, Punjab.

DARRI, Sawai of. See Janjit.

DARYA KHAN, Khan Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
April 10, 1867. Residence: Hyder-
abad, Sind.

DARYAO SINGH (of Ghat Piparia),
Thdkur; b. 1831. The title is heredi-
tary, and was originally conferred by
the Mughal Emperors of Delhi. The
ancestors of the Thakur obtained Ghat
Piparia in jdgir from the former
Government of Sagar. Residence:
Sagar, Central Provinces.

DASPALLA, Raja Narayan Deo Bhanj,
Raja of. A ruling chief ; b. 1860 ;
succeeded to the gadi July 28, 1897.



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Belongs to a Kshatriya (Hindu) family,
said to be of the Solar race ; descended
from a younger son of the Raja
Narayan Bhanj of Bod (q.v.). The
title of Raja has been enjoyed by the
head of the family since the time of
the Mahrattas; and was formally
conferred by the British Government,
May 21, 1874. The cognizance of the
family is a peacock with tail spread.
The area of the State, which is one of
the Orissa Tributary Mahals, is about
568 square miles ; its population about
42,000, chiefly Hindus, but including
about 13,000 Kandhs and other ab-
original tribesmen. The Raja main-
tains a force of 343 infantry and 8
guns. Residence : Daspalla, Orissa,
Bengal.

DATANA, Thakur Bhawani Singh,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief; b. 18t>4 ;
succeeded to the gadi December 10,
1880. Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu)
family. Residence: Datana, Western
Malwa, Central India.

DATARPUR, Mian of. See Surma Ohand .

DATIA, His Highness Maharaja Sir
Lokindar Bhawani Singh Bahadur,
K.C.S.I., Maharaja of. A ruling
chief; b. August 13, 1854. Succeeded
to the gadi November 20, 1857.
Belongs to the great Bundela Rajput
family descended from Bir Singh, who
took the clan name of Bundela, and
settled in Bundelkhand in the 13th
century ; and from whom are descended
the ruling families of Orchha, Datia,
Panna, Ajaigarh, Charkhari, Bijawar,
Sarila, etc. In the time of the
Emperors Akbar and Jahangir, the
Maharaja Bir Singh Deo was ruler of
Orchha ; and his second son, Bhagwan
Rai, became ruler of Datia. The
State came under British control, with
other territories in Bundelkhand, by
the Treaty of Bassein, concluded with
the Peshwa in 1802. The Raja
Parichhat of Datia, whose first treaty
with the British Government is dated
1804, sided with the British throughout
the subsequent wars with the Mah-
rattas ; and was rewarded in 1817, on
the deposition of the Peshwa, by a
new treaty and enlarged territories.
His adopted son was the Raja Bijai
Bahadur of Datia ; and the adopted
son of the latter is the present chief,
whose succession was disputed by
Arjun Singh (an illegitimate son of



the Raja Bijai Bahadur), but was
enforced by British troops. The
ancient title of the family was
Maharaja Rao Raja. In 1865 the
Government recognized the title of
Maharaja as hereditary ; and on
January 1, 1877, at the Imperial
Assemblage at Delhi, in honour of the
Proclamation of Her Most Gracious
Majesty as Empress of India, the title
of Lokindar was added. The motto
of the family is Wir dalap Sharandah
(" Lord of the Brave Army, Giver of
Refuge "). His Highness was created
a Knight Commander of the Most
Exalted Order of the Star of India on
January 1, 1898. The area of the
State is about 836 square miles ; its
population about 183,000, chiefly
Hindus, but including some 9000
Muhammadans. His Highness the
Maharaja maintains a military force
of 945 cavalry, 5203 infantry, and 124
guns ; and is entitled to a salute of
15 guns. Residence : Datia, Bundel-
khand, Central India.

DATTA. ffeeDtttt

DATU GANESH SABNIS, Rao Saheb.
Received the title on January 2, 1899,
for good service in the Medical De-
partment. Residence : Bombay.

DAUDBHAI IRAHIM, Khan Bahadur.
The title was conferred on May 21,
1898. Residence : Surat, Bombay.

DAUDBHAI MUSABHAI, Khan Baha-
dur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Residence : Bombay.

DAULAT CHANDRA RAI, Kumar.
The title was conferred on June 3,
1893. Residence: 24 Parganas, Ben-
gal.

DAULAT RAM, CLE." Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1883. Created a CLE.
on June 22, 1897. Residence : Jaland-
har, Punjab.

DAULAT SHAH, Lala, Rai Saheb; b.
1844 ; received the title on January 1,
1897. Residence : Gujrat, Punjab.

DAULATRAI SAMPATRAI, Munshi,
Rao Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on February 16,
1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee of
the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty.
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DAURAN KHAN, Mir, Kurd, Khdn
Bahadur. The title was conferred on
January 1, 1898. Residence: Balu-
chistan.

DAVID SOLOMAN, Khan Saheb. See
Soloman.

DAYA KISHAN, Rai; b. December 5,
1842. The title is hereditary. Is the
son of Rai Hingan Lai, Kayasth,
formerly Tahsildar of Dehra Dun;
who had a jdgir and the honorary
title of Deputy Magistrate and Col-
lector conferred on him on August 4,
1858, for special services rendered to
the Government during the Mutiny in
the Jaunpur district. The Rai has a
son and heir named Madan Makund,
born February 25, 1865. Residence:
Jaunpur, North- Western Provinces.

DAYABHAI KALIANJI DESAI, Rao

Saheb. Received the title on June 3,
1899. Residence : Bombay.

DAYAL CHANDRA SHOM, Rai Bahadur.
The title was conferred on May 26,
1894. Residence : Calcutta, Bengal.

DAYAL SINGH (of Majithia), Sarddr;
h. 1848 a.d. The title is hereditary,
derived originally from the Sikh
Government, and confirmed by the
British Government. The family is
of the Shergil Jat tribe. The great-
grandfather of Sardar Dayal Singh,
who was named Jodh Singh, was
a feudal retainer of Sardar Amar
Singh Bagga, who possessed a large
territory in the district now called
Gurdaspur, and held a considerable
jdgir. He died in 1788. His only
son, Sardar Desa Singh, remained in
the service of the Bagga Sardars till
1809. He entered the service of the
Maharaja Ranjit Singh on the reduc-
tion of the Bagga Sardars, and
accompanied the Maharaja in his
famous expedition to Kangra. After
the expulsion of the Gurkhas he was
appointed Governor of the Hill States.
He continued to perform valuable
service ; and with his son, Sardar
Lahna Singh, received extensive grants
from Ranjit Singh. He died in 1832,
and was succeeded in all his estates
and honours by Sardar Lahna Singh,
father of the present Sardar, who
received charge of the hill territory
between the Ravi and the Sutlej.
He proved a most capable Governor,
but on the rise of Raja Hira Singh to



power, he left the Punjab for a
pilgrimage, to avoid the enmity of
Pandit Jalla. After the close of the
Sutlej campaign he returned to Lahore
at the invitation of the Council and
the Resident, and consented to join
the Council. Subsequently, however,
foreseeing further troubles, he deter-
mined to leave the Punjab, and in
January 1848 he left for Benares,
where he died. He was a skilful
mechanist and an original inventor,
and greatly improved the Sikh
ordnance. Residence: Majithia, Am-
ritsar, Punjab.

DAYAL SINGH (of Vadala), Sorter.

The title is hereditary. Residence:
Sialkot, Punjab.

DAYAL SINGH, Gyani, Sarddr Bahadur.
The title was conferred, as a personal
distinction, on May 21, 1898, for
services in the Thagi Department.
Residence : Thagi Department.

DAYALGARH, Sarddr of. See Saheb
Singh ; see also Sundar Singh.

DAYA WANT KUAR (of Kaimahra),

Rani; b. 1848. Succeeded her son, the
late Raja Achal Singh, on April 22,
1896. The title is hereditary, the
Rajas of Kaimabra belonging to the
great Chauhan clan of Rajputs, and
representing the elder branch of the
Janwar family, the Rajas of Oel (q.v.)
representing the junior branch. Re-
sidence : Kaimahra, Kheri, Oudh.

DAYEM HAKIM ABDULLA SHAH,
Hakim Muhammad, Khdn Bahadur.
See Muhammad.

DEBI. See also Devi.

DEBI PARSHAD, Rai. The title is
personal ; was originally conferred by
the Carnatic Nawab, and recognized
December 1890. Residence: Hydera-
bad, Deccan.

DEBI PARSHAD, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred
on January 1, 1890. Residence:
Bhandara, Central Provinces.

DEBI PERSHAD, Lala, Rai Saheb.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Residence : Allahabad, North- Western
Provinces.

DEBI SINGH (of Rajwara), Rao; b.
1860. The title is hereditary, and
has come down from ancient times.
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a branch of that of the Rajas of
Chanderi. Residence : Rajwara, Lalit-
pur, North- Western Provinces.

DEBI SINGH, Chaudhri (of Asaura),

Rai Bahadur; b. September 4, 1839.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on December 1, 1888, for the Chaudhri's
services in connection with the im-
provement of agriculture. Residence :
Meerut, North-Western Provinces.

DEDHROTA, Thakur Punjaji, Thdiur
of. A ruling chief ; b. 1850. Belongs
to a Koli (aboriginal) family. The
area of the State is about 10 square
miles ; its population about 1100.
Residence: Dedhrota, Mahi Kantha,
Bombay.

DELHI SINGH (of Lakhnadon), Thakur.
The title is hereditary, the Thakur
being the representative of one of
the ancient Chiefs of Seoni. Residence :
Seoni, Central Provinces.

DEO, Raja Bhikam Narayan Singh
Bahadur, Raja of. Succeeded his
father, the late Maharaja Sir Joy Pra-
kash Singh Bahadur of Deo, K.C.S.I.,
in 1881. Belongs to a Sesodiya Rajput
family, and claims to be descended
from the ancestors of His Highness
the Maharana of TJdaipur, through
Raja Rai Bhan Singh Bahadur. The
Raja Fatheh Narayan Singh, in 1782,
and again in 1804, was rewarded by
Government for his services with a
grant of land and other honours.
He was succeeded by his son, Ganesam
Singh, who in 1816 was similarly
rewarded with the grant of a Zamin-
ddri ; and the son of the latter, Babu
Manti Bhan Singh, rendered excellent
service in theKol insurrection of 1831.
Manti Bhan Singh was succeeded by
his son, Joy Prakash Singh, who was
conspicuous for his loyalty and faithful
services during the Mutiny in 1857 ;
and for his laudable exertions in
keeping this part of the district in
order, and in quelling the insurrection
in the Chutia Nagpur division, he
was at first honoured with the title of
Maharaja Bahadur, and then in 1866
created a Knight Commander of the
Most Exalted Order of the Star of
India. His only son is the present
Raja Bahadur. Residence: Gya,
Bengal.

DEO DATT PANDE, Rai Bahadur; b.
1852. Received the title, for meri-



torious service in the Medical Depart-
ment, on July 2, 1896. Residence:
Sultanpur, Oudh.

DEO RAO VINAYAK, Rao Saheb. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
June 1, 1888. Residence: Akola,
Berar.

DEODAR, Waghela Anandsingh Chan-
daji, Thakur of. A ruling chief; b.
1843; succeeded to the gadi in 1888.
Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family.
Residence : Deodar, Palanpur, Bombay.

DEODAR, Waghela Dewaji Chandaji,
Thakur of. A ruling chief; b. 1837.
Succeeded to the gadi in 1 888 . Belongs
to a Rajput (Hindu) family. Resid-
ence: Deodar, Palanpur, Bombay.

DEODAR, Waghela Gambhir Singh,
Thakur of. A ruling chief ; b. 1834.
Succeeded to the gadi April 1, 1890.
Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family.
Residence : Deodar, Palanpur, Bombay.

DEODAR, Waghela Sardar Singh,
Thakur of. A ruling chief ; b. 1853.
Succeeded to the gadi April 1, 1890.
Belongs to a Rajput (Hindu) family.
Residence: Deodar, Palanpur, Bombay.

DE0R, Rdjd of. See Raghuji Rao.

DE0RA0 JAY KRISHNA, Rao Bahadur.
Is Extra Assistant Commissioner in
Berar. Received the title on January
2, 1899. Residence : Berar.

DERA, Rdjd of. See Rudr Partab Sah.

DERBHAVTI, Raja Bhonrao Ratnu,

Raja of. A ruling chief ; b. 1870.
The chief belongs to a Bhil (aboriginal)
family. The State, which is one of
the Dang States in Khandesh, contains
an area of about 76 square miles, and
a population of nearly 5000, chiefly
Bhils and Konknas (aboriginal tribes).
Residence : Derbhavti, Khandesh,
Bombay.

DER0L, Thakur Ramsinghji, Thakur of.
A ruling chief ; b. 1853. Belongs to a
Koli (aboriginal) family. The area of
the State is about 10 square miles ;
its population is 1224, chiefly Hindus.
Residence: Derol, Mahi Kantha,
Bombay.

DEVALIA, Thakur of. See Agar.

DEVARAKOTA, Srimant Rdjd of. See
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DEVENDRA NATH SAHAI DEO,

Thcikur. The title is hereditary, and
was originally conferred by the
Mahdrdjd of Chota Ndgpur, and con-
firmed on December 23, 1872. The
family is a younger branch of that of
the Rdjds of Chota Nagpur, and is
said to be descended from the pandrik
nag or sacred Serpent ; its cognizance
or crest is a cobra with a human face
under the expanded hood. Residence :
Lohardaga, Bengal.

DEVI PERSHAD, Munshl, Rai Bahadur.
Received the title on January 1, 1898.
Is a Magistrate of Rewa. Residence:
Rewa, Central India.

DEWAIR, Thdkur Rdwat of See Hira,
Rawat.

DEWAS, His Highness Raja Krishnaji
Rao Puar, Rdjd of {Senior Branch).
" Bdbd Saheb." A ruling chief; b.
November 1849 ; succeeded to the
gadi March 18, 1861. Belongs, with
His Highness the Raja of Dewds of
the Junior Branch (who is called the
"Dddd Saheb"), to a Puar Rajput
family, descended from a common
ancestor with the Rdjd of Dhar. The
Raja Kaluji had two sons, Tukaji and
Jiwaji, and these sons received from
Baji Rao Peshwa the grant of the
Dewas State in common — the de-
scendants of Raja Tukaji being known
as the Senior Branch or "Bdbd
Saheb." Tukaji was succeeded by
Krishnaji, and the latter by Tukaji
II., who adopted Rukmangad Rao,
commonly known as Khasi Saheb.
He succeeded Tukaji II. in 1824 ; and,
dying in 1860, was succeeded by his
adopted son, the present chief. The
two Rajas of Dewas, Senior Branch
and Junior Branch (or Bdbd Saheb
and Dddd Saheb), reside in different
palaces in the same town of Dewds;
but the rule of each chief is distinct
within his own limits. Both chiefs
rendered good service during the
Mutiny. The area of the territories
under the rule of the Bdbd Saheb is
155 square miles ; population about
73,940, chiefly Hindus, but including
nearly 8000 Muhammadans. His
Highness the Rdjd maintains a military
force of 70 cavalry, 594 infantry, and

14 guns ; and is entitled to a salute of

15 guns. Residence: Dewds, Indore,
Central India.



DEWAS, His Highness Raja Narayan
Rao Puar, Rdjd of (Junior Branch).
" Dddd Saheb." A ruling chief; b.
December 20, 1860. Succeeded to the
gadi August 8, 1864. Belongs, with
His Highness the Rdjd of Dewds of
the Senior Branch (who is called the
"Bdbd Saheb"), to a Puar Rdjput
family, descended from a common
ancestor with the Rdjd of Dhdr. The
Rdjd Kaluji had two sons, Tukaji and
Jiwaji, and these sons received from
Bdji Rao Peshwd the grant of the
Dewds State in common — the de-
scendants of Rdjd Jiwaji being known
as the Junior Branch or " Dddd Saheb."
Jiwaji adopted Anand Rao Pudr, who,
in 1837, adopted Haibat Rao, who
succeeded him. The latter died in
1864 and was succeeded by his son, the
present Rdjd. The two Rdjds of De-
was, Senior Branch and Junior
Branch (or Bdbd Saheb and Dddd Sa-
heb), reside in different palaces in the
same town of Dewds, but the rule of
each chief is distinct within his own
limits. Both chiefs rendered good
service during the Mutiny. The area
of the territories under the rule of
the Dddd Saheb is 134 square miles ;
population 68,222, chiefly Hindus, but
including nearly 7000 Muhammadans.
His Highness the Rdjd maintains a
military force of 79 cavalry, 166 in-
fantry, and 6 guns, and is entitled to a
salute of 15 guns. Residence: Dewds,
Indore, Central India.

DEWJI, ODHARJI CHOTANEE, Rao
Saheb. Received the title on May 21,
1898. Residence: Bombay.

DEY, Kanny Lall, G.I.E., Rai Bahadur.
See Kanhai Lai De.

DHABLA DHIR and KAKARKHERI,
Thakur Chand Singh, Thdkur of. A
ruling chief; b. about 1836. Succeeded
to the gadi in 1871. Belongs to a
Rdjput (Hindu) family. The State,
which is in the Bhopdl Agency, con-
tains an area of about 10 square miles,
and an estimated population of about
1000, chiefly Hindus. Residence : Shu-
jdwalpur, Bhopdl, Central India.

DHABLA GHOSI, Thakur Gopal Singh,
Thdkur of. A ruling chief ; b. about
1820. Succeeded to the gadi in 1854.
The population of his State (which is
in the Bhopdl Agency) is about 400,
chiefly Hindus. Residence: Shuja-
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DHAKJT KASHINATHJI, Rao Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on May 20, 1890. Residence : Poona,
Bombay.

DHAMASIA, Thakur Kalubawa, Thd-
kur of. A ruling chief; b. 1834.
Belongs to a Rdjput (Muhammadan)
family. The area of the State is
about 5 miles ; its population is chiefly
Bhil (aborigines) . Residence : Dha-
masia, Rewd Kantha, Bombay.

DHAMI, Rana Fateh Singh, Rand of. A
ruling chief ; b. 1855. Succeeded to
the yadi January 26, 1870. Belongs to
a Rajput (Hindu) family, whose
founder, on the invasion of India by
Shahab-ud-din Ghori in the 14th cen-
tury, fled from Rdjpura in the Ambdla
district, and conquered the territory
ofDhami. The State was formerly a
feudatory of Bilaspur, but was made
directly dependent on the British
Power on the expulsion of the Gurkhas
by the latter in 181 5. The sanad
recognizing the Rand is dated Sep-
tember 4, 1815. The present Rana
succeeded the Rana Govardhan Singh
in 1870. The area of the State is 29
square miles ; its population about
3300, chiefly Hindus . The Rana main-
tains a military force of 60 infantry.
Residence: Dhami, Simla Hills, Punjab.

DHANAKOTI MUDALIYAR, Rai Baha-
dur. See Danakoti.

DHANAKOTI RAJU, W.E., Rao Baha-
dur. See Danakoti.

DHANAURA, Sarddr of. See Ujjal
Singh.

DHANDH0WAL, Sarddr of See Mit
Singh ; see also Partab Singh, Panjab
Singh, and Sher Singh.

DHANGA0N, Rdwat of. See Sarddr
Singh.

DH AN JIBHAI FAKIR JI COMMODORE,
C.I.E., Khdn Bahadur. Created a
Khan Bahadur as a personal distinc-
tion, January 2, 1893 ; and received
the CLE. on January 1, 1899. Resid-
ence : Rawal Pindi, Punjab.

DHANJISHA HORMASJI, Khdn Baha-
dur. The title is personal, and was
conferred on February 16, 1887. Resi-
dence : Kathiawar, Bombay.

DHANPAT RAI, Rdjd. The title is
personal, and was recognized on
December 9, 1864. Residence: Luck-
now, Oudh.



DHANPAT RAI, Rai Bahadur. The
title is personal, and was conferred on
February 16, 1887, on the occasion of
the Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign.
Residence : Peshawar, Punjab.

DHANPAT RAI, C.I.E., Rai Bahadur,
Sarddr Bahadur. The Sarddr Bahadur
is Superintendent of the famous Jaipur
Imperial Service Transport Corps, and
was created a Companion of the Most
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
on January 1, 1899. Residence: Jaipur,
Rajputdna.

DHAR, His Highness Raja Udaji Rao
Baba Saheb Puar, Rdjd of. A ruling
chief. Belongs (with their Highnesses
the Rdjds of Dewds, Senior and Junior
Branch) to the great Pudr Rdjput
(Hindu) family, said to be descended
from the famous Hindu legendary
heroes, King Vikramdditya and Rdjd
Bhoj. Rdjd Bhoj is said to have been
the first Pudr to come to Dhdr. About
the year 1730 Anand Rao Pudr, Rdjd
of Dhdr, was acknowledged by the
Peshwd, Bdji Rao, to be the head of
the Pudrs. One of the great historical
Princesses of India, celebrated for her
courage and abilities, and the deter-
mination with which she resisted the
attacks of Sindhia and Holkar, was
the Rdni Mind Bai, widow of Anand
Rao II., who was the great-grandson
of his namesake. The Rani was suc-
ceeded by her adopted son, Rdjd
Rdmchandra Pudr, who adopted
Jeswant Rao, the half-brother of the
present Rdjd. Rdjd Jeswant Rao died
in 1857, and the State was confiscated
for rebellion during the Mutiny, but it
was restored in 1864 to the present
Rdjd, who was then a minor. The
title of Viswas Rao (" Faithful ") is said
to have been conferred on this family
by the Mahdrdjds of Sdtdra, as the
descendants of Sivaji and the heads of
the Mahratta Empire, but it has not
been recognized in recent years. The
area of the State is about 1740
square miles, and it has many feuda-
tories. The population is about 148,000,
chiefly Hindus, but including about
12,000 Muhammadans and about 19,000
aborigines . The late Rdjd was granted
the title of Mahdrdjd as a personal
distinction, and created a Companion
of the Most Eminent Order of the
Indian Empire, January 1, 1883; he
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of the Most Exalted Order of the Star
of India on January 1, 1877, on the
occasion of the Proclamation of Her
Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of
India. His Highness maintains a
military force of 367 cavalry, 1249
infantry, and 5 guns ; and is entitled
to a salute of 15 guns. Residence:
Dhar, Bhopawar, Central India.

DHARAM NARAYAN, Rai Bahadur.
The title is personal, and was conferred
on January 2, 1888. Residence : Am-
bala, Punjab.

DHARAM NARAYAN PANDIT, CLE.,

Rai Bahadur. The title is personal,
and was conferred on February 15,
1860. Residence: Indore, Central India.

DHARAM SINGH (of Bichuri), Sardar;
b. 1857. The title is hereditary.
Belongs to a Jat family, of Manjha,
Punjab. Sardar Dargaha Singh ac-
quired considerable territory by con-
quest in 1759 A.D., but his descendants
were deprived of the largest portion of
their estates by the Maharaja Ranjit
Singh. The grandson of the Sardar
Dargaha Singh was Sarddr Dewa
Singh, who was the father of the
present Sarddr. Residence: Bichuri,
Jalandhar, Punjab".

DHARAMPUR, His Highness Maha-
rana Shri Narayandevji Ramdevji,
Rdjd of; b. September 3, 1840. Suc-
ceeded to the gadi January 20, 1860.
Belongs to the Solar race of Udaipur,
and is consequently a Sesodiya Rajput.
His Highness's ancestors have borne
the title of Maharana from time
immemorial. They were the Rajas of
the Surat district when the British
first came to the country, and have
always been recognized by the Para-
mount Power. His Highness has four
sons— Shri Dharamdevji, Shri Mohan-
devji, Shri Haridevji, and Shri Bal-
devji. His banner bears a golden-
yellow sun in the centre of the field,
in virtue of his descent from " the Sun
of the Hindus," the Udaipur Chief.
Has two grandsons, also several
daughters and grand-daughters ; and
has received a sanad guaranteeing him
the privilege of adoption. The area of
the State is 794 square miles; its
population about 102,000, chiefly
Hindus. His Highness maintains a
military force of 40 cavalry, 171
infantry, and 4 guns, and is entitled



to a salute of 9 guns. Residence ;
Dharampur, Surat, Bombay.

DHARAMPURA, Thdkur of. See Sheo-
lal Singh.

DHARI, Thakur Raesinghji Shiva-
singhj i, Thdkur of. A ruling chief ; b.
1862. Succeeded to a fifth share of this
State on August 5, 1893. Belongs to
a Solankhya Rajput family. The
State has an area of 3 square miles,
and a population of 1301. Residence :
Dhari, Rewa Kantha, Bombay.

DHARM RAJ SINGH, Thakur, Rao; b.
March 26, 1874. Succeeded his father,
the late Rao Lai Singh, on October 18,
1897. The title is hereditary. Is
descended from the Raja Sheoraj Deo,
who in the year 1393 of the Samvat
era came from Kanauj to Shiurajpur
in the Cawnpur district. Residence :
Sipai, Cawnpur, North-Western Pro-
vinces.

DHARMA RAO NAYADU, Rednam, Rao

Bahadur, and Biwdn Bahadur; b.
1857. Appointed Deputy Collector in
1869 ; Assistant Commissioner of Salt
Revenue in 1880 ; granted the personal
title of Rao Bahadur in 1890 ; and that
of Diwan Bahadur on January 1, 1896.
Residence : Cocanada, Godavari Dis-
trict, Madras.

DHARMRAJ KUNWAR (of Parhat and
Rajabazar), Rani; b. 1854. Succeeded
her late husband, the Raja Mahesh
Narayan of Rajabazar, on October 11,
1878. The family are Raghubansi
Rajputs, whose founder came from
Kaliangarh Sawain, and acquired the
territories of Rajabazar. The neigh-
bouring Rajas conferred the title of
Raja by tilak some 200 or 300 years
ago, and the late Raja was the seventh
who had borne the title. He was
Raja of Parhat, in the district of
Partabgarh, Oudh, as well as of Raja-
bazar, and was an Honorary Magis-
trate both in Oudh and in the North-
Western Provinces. Residence : Raja-
bazar, Garwara, Jaunpur District,



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