Baoni State

Baoni State was a princely state in India during the British Raj. It was a small sanad state, the only Muslim-ruled one in Bundelkhand Agency. Its ruler was granted the right to an 11-gun salute. The Baoni royal family claim to be descendants of the Asaf Jahi dynasty of Hyderabad, tracing its origins to Abu Bakr, the first Islamic caliph.[3]

Baoni State
Princely State of British India
1784–1948
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Baoni State (Kadaura) in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
 1901
313 km2 (121 sq mi)
Population 
 1901
19,780
History
Government
  Motto'"Al hukumu lilah wāl mulk Lilāh"
(Rulership and dominion belongs to God)
History 
 Established
1784
1948
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire
India
The Imperial Gazetteer of India[1]
Royal standard of the Nawab of Baoni.[2]

Baoni was located in the Betwa-Yamuna doab, Uttar Pradesh, with Kadaura as its seat of government. The state was bounded on the north by the district of Cawnpore, in the west by the district of Jalaun and to the south and east by the district of Hamirpur of the United Provinces —as well as a little part in the south-east by Beri State.[4] Baoni had a population of 19,780 inhabitants in 1901, of whom 87% were Hindu and 12% Muslim.[4]

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References

  1. Hunter, Sir William Wilson; Trübner & Co., London 1885
  2. Baoni-Bundelkhand – Fotw
  3. Hunter, Sir William Hunter; Cotton, James Sutherland; Burn, Richard; Meyer, William Stevenson (1908). The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Great Britain India Office, Clarendon Press.
  4. Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 6, p. 414.

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