Mohammadgarh State

Mohammadgarh State
मोहम्मदगढ़ रियासत
Princely State

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Muhammadgarh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
  Established 1842
  Accession to the Indian Union 1947
  1931 Census of India 70 km2 (27 sq mi)
  1931 Census of India 2,658 
Density 38 /km2  (98.3 /sq mi)
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Mohammadgarh State, also spelt as 'Muhammadgarh', was a former princely state in Central India, under the Bhopal Agency during the British Raj. It was situated in the Malwa Plateau. The state had an area of 29 square miles (75 km2), and a population of 2,944 (as of 1901). Its headquarters were at Mohammadgarh town.


Mohammadgarh state was established in 1842 with parts of Basoda and Kurwai states,[1] when Ahsanullah Khan, the Nawab of Basoda divided his state between two sons, Bakaulla and Muhammad Khan. The latter became acknowledged as founder of the town of Muhammadgarh was founded by Muhammed Khan and named by his name, and state of Muhammadgarh. The rulers of Mohammadgarh refused to accept the overlordship of Gwalior State, retaining their independence. [2]

The Nawab of Mohammadgarh was one of the original constituents of the Chamber of Princes, an institution established in 1920. Mohammadgarh state would remain a British protectorate until 1947, when its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union.

Although the rulers of this native state belonged to a Muslim Pathan dynasty, over 80% of the population of Muhammadgarh State followed the Hindu religion. In June 1947 the state became part of Madhya Bharat, until all the princely states were abolished. Then the states's territory was integrated in Madhya Pradesh.


The rulers of the state had the title of Nawab.[1]


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Coordinates: 23°39′N 78°12′E / 23.650°N 78.200°E / 23.650; 78.200

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