DATIA (Princely State)(15 gun salute)

LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh AREA: 2,362.08 kmē VILLAGES: 454 (1881) POPULATION: 158,834 (1931) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 14,33,000 (1934) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Bundela PRIVY PURSE: Rs 1,54,300SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
AGENCY: Bundelkhand Agency 1902 - 1948

PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja Lokendra RAJENDRA SINGH Ju Dev Bahadur, 13th Maharaja of Datia since October 2006.

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in 1626 and it came under British control, with other territories in Bundelkhand, by the Treaty of Bassein, concluded with the Peshwa in 1802. The ancient title of the family was Maharaja Rao Raja, but in 1865, the Government recognised only the title of Maharaja as hereditary. The Maharaja maintains a military force of 945 cavalry, 5203 infantry, and 124 guns, and he is entitled to a salute of 15 guns (in 1893). The motto of the family is Wir dalap Sharandah ("Lord of the Brave Army, Giver of Refuge"). Rulers were... Other Members: The help of Deepak Aggarwal is gratefully acknowledged, July 2011.
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2. "Dictionnaire de Civilisation Indienne" - Editions Bouquins
3. http://www.booksmatter.com/b0932900895.htm (thanks to Lionel Gagnant)
4. He died in July 1907 according to "Who Was Who 1897-1915" ; Volume I, London 1920 ; Adam and Charles Black ; p.182
5. "Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage" ; 1939 ; p.2756
6. "Memoranda on Native States in India, 1907" Vol. 1, Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, India. 1908