Jashpur State


Jashpur State, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The town of Jashpur was the former state's capital. The rulers were Rajputs of the Chauhan dynasty.

Jashpur State
जशपुर रियासत
Princely State of British India
18th century–1948
Flag of Jashpur
Jashpur State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1901
5,045 km2 (1,948 sq mi)
• 1901
Historical era18th-20th Century
• Established
18th century
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Maratha Empire

After the Independence of India Jashpur State was merged with the princely states of Raigarh, Sakti, Sarangarh and Udaipur to form the Raigarh district of Madhya Pradesh.[1] Now the district of Raigarh is part of Chhattisgarh state.


The area of Jashpur State was ruled by a Dom dynasty at the time of the Mughal Empire. Sujan Rai, a son of the Suryavanshi Raja of Banswada in Rajputana, arrived to the place and saw that the population were not satisfied with their ruler, Raibhan Dom. Sujan led a rebellion, defeated the Dom Raja in battle, and killed him, proclaiming himself king.

The Chauhan Rajput rajas of Jashpur accepted the sovereignty of the Bhonsle dynasty of Nagpur State, paying a tribute of 21 buffalos. Before 1818 the Bhonsle placed Jashpur State under the administration of Surguja State. The state became a British protectorate in 1818.[2]

Jashpur was one of the states of the Eastern States Agency. The last ruler of this princely state signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948.[3]


The rulers of Jashpur State bore the title of 'Raja'.[4]

Rajas (Pre-Independence of India)Edit

S.no Name Period Birth Death
1 Raja Ranjit Singh till 1813 --------- 1813
2 Vacant/ Unknown 1813 – 1826 --------- ---------
3 Raja Ram Singh 1826 – 1845 1822 1845
4 Raja Pratap Narayan Singh Deo Bahadur 1845 – 1900 1822 1900
5 Raja Bishan Pratap Singh Deo 1900 – 1924 1864 1924
6 Raja Deo Saran Singh Deo 1924 – 1926 --------- ---------
7 Raja Vijay Bhushan Singh Deo 1926 – 1948 --------- 1982

Titular Rajas (Post-Independence of India)Edit

S.no Name Period Birth Death
1 Raja Vijay Bhushan Singh Deo 1948 – 1982 --------- 1982
2 Yuvraj Upendra Singh Judeo* 1948—1973 --------- 1973
3 Raja RanVijay Singh JuDev 1969present ----- alive

*Between 1948 to 1973 Upendra Singh, son of Vijay Bhushan served as Yuvraj (Prince) of Jashpur State but unfortunately on February 24, 1973, Singh died with unknown reasons.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Publication by Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics – 1973– Issue 61 – Page 346
  2. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  3. ^ Rajput Provinces of India – Jashpur (Princely State)
  4. ^ Princely States of India A-J

External linksEdit

  • Jashpur (Princely State)
  • "Jashpur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 15 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 277.

Coordinates: 22°54′N 84°09′E / 22.90°N 84.15°E / 22.90; 84.15