Bundi was a Princely State during the British rule in India. It is located in the northwest part of Rajasthan. It 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.
Bundi founded by the Chauhan Rajput, Rao Dewa in 1342 AD. The Rajputs of Bundi were called ‘Rao’ but they were later titled as ‘Raja’ by the Mughal. This state faced most oppression by the Maratha’s powers like Holkars and Sindhias till the 19th century. It came under British control in 1818 and remained so until 1947 AD.
This copper tanka which weighs around 19.4g was issued form the Princely State Bundi.
Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques