Princely State Bundi

24 Jan 2018  Wed

Bundi is located in the northwest region of India, Rajasthan. The term ‘Bundi’ can be traced from a former Meena king called Manan Shreshta. Earlier, it was called ‘Bunda-Ka-Nal’ which means narrow ways. Bundi is situated in the narrow valley within the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan. The fortress of the state was built on Aravali hills which acted as natural preventer from enemies. Later Rao Dev Hada took charge of it from Jaita Meena in 1342.

In the year 1947, after British were made to leave India and Partition of India, British authority surrendered their rule over various Princely State. These states were left to decide whether to merge with the newly formed Dominion of India or the Dominion of Pakistan. The last ruler of Princely State of Bundi added his state to the Republic of India, also known as the Union of India. The internal affairs of Bundi eventually came under the control of Delhi.

This Nazarana rupee issued by Ram Singh weighs around 10.7g. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with ‘Katar’ in the centre with the legend ‘Queen Victoria’ around and the reverse of the coin is inscribed with the legend ‘Bundish Ramsingh’ and Vikram Samvat’ date 1943.

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