Jhargram Raj

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Jhargram Raj was a zamindari (feudatory kingdom) which occupied a position in Bengal region (present-day West Bengal, India) of British India. The zamindari came into being during the later part of the 16th century when Man Singh of Amer was the Dewan/Subahdar of Bengal (1594–1606). Their territory was centered around present-day Jhargram district. Jhargram was never an independent territory since the chiefs of the family held it basically as the zamindars of the British Raj in India after Lord Cornwallis's Permanent Settlement of 1793. Although its owners were both rich and powerful, with the chiefs of the family holding the title of Raja, the Jhargram estate was not defined as a Princely State with freedom to decide its future course of action at the time of Indian independence in 1947.[1] Later, the Vice-Roy of India agreed to recognize Jhargram as "Princely State" after the Second World War, but the proposal taken back as the British had decided to give independence to India.[2]

Quick facts: Jhargram Rajঝাড়গ্রাম রাজ, Area, • 1922,...
Jhargram Raj
ঝাড়গ্রাম রাজ
Zamindari of British India
Coat of arms of Jhargram
Coat of arms
655 km2 (253 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Alam_of_the_Mughal_Empire.svg Mughal Empire
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Today part ofJhargram, West Bengal, India

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