Hadoti History: Rulers (1342 -1947)
- Bundi was inhabited various local tribes, prominent among them were Parihar meena.
- Bundi derives its name from such meena tribe leader – Bunda Meena
- Rao Deva Hada (1342-43)
- Laid the foundation of hada state of Bundi after taking possession from Jaita Meena.
- Rao Napuji (1343-84)
- Rao Hamuli (1384 – 1400).
- Rao Birsingh (1400 to 1415).
- Rao Biru (1415 to 1470).
- Rao Bandu (1470 to 1491).
- Rao Narayan Das (1491 to 1527).
- Rao Suraj Mal (1527 to 1531).
- Rao Surtan Singh (1531 to 1544).
- Rao Raja Surjan Singh (1544 to 1585)
- Akbar & Man Singh I – negotiate treaty with Surjan Singh – hence given title of “Rao Raja”
- Given government of Benares.
- Rao Raja Bhoj Singh (1585 to 1608).
- Rao Raja Ratan Singh (1608 to 1632)
- Ratan Singh & his son Madho Singh – fight war against rebels & win during jehangir reign.
- Jehangir divides Hadoti to Bundi & kota, giving Kota as separate state to madho Singh
- Shah Jehan confirmed grant of Kota to Madho Singh.
- Rao Raja Chhattar Sal Singh (1632 to 1658)
- Chhatar Singh is made governor of Delhi by Prince Dara Shikoh (the son of Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan), but he dies fighting against Shah Jahan’s successor, Aurangzeb.
- Rao Raja Bhao Singh (1658 to1682)
- Fights Aurangzeb and win against Raja Atmaram. Aurangzeb impressed and reconciles with Rajao Bhao making him governor of Aurangabad.
- Rao Raja Anirudh Singh (1682 to 1696)
- Rao Raja Budh Singh (1696 to 1735)
- On Aurangzeb death Budh Singh ji supports Bahadoor Shah Alam, wheras Ram Singh of Kota sides with Prince Azim> Hence, rivalry between Bundi & Kota develops.
- Rao Raja Dalel Singh (1735 to 1749).
- Rao Raja Umaid Singh (1749 to 1770) – (1773 -1804).
- Rao Raja Ajit Singh (1770-1773).
- Rao Raja Bishen Singh (1804-1821).
- Maharao Raja Ram Singh Sahib Bahadur (1821-1889)
- Colonel HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Raghubir Singh Sahib Bahadur (1889-1927)
- Supported Britain in WWI
- Major HH Maharao Raja Shri Sir Iishwari Singh Bahadur (1927-1945).
- HH Maharao Raja Shri Bahadur Singh Bahadur (1945-77)
- Kota seceded from Bundi in 1631.
- Between 1707- 1713 it was again reunited with Bundi
- Kota became British protectorate in 1817.
- Kota rulers bore the title “Maharao”.
- Madho Singh
- 2nd Son of raja rattan Singh of Bundi, who confirmed grant of Kota to Madho Singh & separation, took place.
- Mukund Singh
- Jagat Singh
- Kishore Singh
- Ram Singh I (1696-1707)
- United with Bundi (1707-13)
- Bhim Singh I (1713-20)
- Arjun Singh (1720-23)
- Durjan Sal (1723-56)
- Ajit Singh (b. bf.1756-57)
- Chhatar Sal Singh I (1757-64)
- Guman Singh (1764-71)
- Umaid Singh I (1771-1819)
- Dewan Zalim Singh – formed state of Jhalawar – 1791
- Kishor Singh II (1819-28)
- Ram Singh II (1828-1866)
- Chhatar Sal Singh II (1866-89)
- Umaid Singh II (1889-1940)
- Maharo Bhim Singh II (1940-1947)
- Jhala Zalim Singh , the dewan of Kota, developed Jhalawar (then Chaoni Umedpura ) as cantonment & township, to isolate Kota from Maratha invaders.
- In 1838, British rulers separated Jhalawar state from Kota state and gave it to Jhala Madan Singh, grandson of Jhala Zalim Singh.
- Madan Singh (1838–1845)
- 1st independent ruler of Jhalawar.
- Pirthi Singh (1845–1875)
- Bakht or Zalim Singh (1875–1897)
- HH Sh. Bhawani Singh (1897–1929)
- HH Sh. Rajendra Singh (1929–1943)
- HH Sh. Harish Chandra (1943-till merger of Jhalawar State in Rajasthan.)
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