Bhopal State

Bhopal State (pronounced ) was an independent state of 18th century India, a princely salute state in a subsidiary alliance with British India from 1818 to 1947, and an independent country from 1947 to 1949. Islamnagar served as the State's first capital, which was later shifted to the city of Bhopal.

The state was founded by an Afghan Mughal soldier, Dost Mohammad Khan, who became a mercenary after the Emperor Aurangzeb's death and annexed several territories to his feudal territory. Bhopal State accepted the suzerainty of the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1724, and later became a British protectorate in 1818. Bhopal was the second largest Muslim state in pre-independence India, after Hyderabad. The state was merged into the Union of India in 1949 as Bhopal.

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History Of Bhopal
... Bhopal State (pronounced ) was an independent state of 18th century India, a princely salute state in a subsidiary alliance with British India from 1818 to ... Islamnagar served as the State's first capital, which was later shifted to the city of Bhopal ... The state was founded by Dost Mohammad Khan, an Afghan soldier in the Mughal army who became a mercenary after the Emperor Aurangzeb's death and annexed several territories to his feudal territory ...
Bhopal State - List of Rulers of Bhopal
... (1860-1868) Nawab Sultan Shah Jahan Begum (1844-1860 and 1868-1901) Kaikhusrau Jahan, Begum of Bhopal (1901-1926) Nawab Hamidullah Khan (1926-1949) ...
Bhopal - History
... Further information Bhopal State According to folklore, Bhopal is said to have been founded by the king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty (1000–1055 CE), who ruled from his capital at Dhar ... This theory states that Bhopal was originally known as Bhojpal after the king and the dam ("pal") constructed by him ... constructed by him exists at Bhojpur, which is located 28 km from Bhopal ...

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