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Rajasthan Day: Remembering the History of the beautiful state

It’s Rajasthan Day today. Rajasthan was founded on this day in 1949 by the union of 22 princely states. It is the country’s largest state in terms of land area, but the eighth largest in terms of people. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II founded Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.

Formation of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is bordered on the west of Pakistan. Rajasthan was recognized as Rajputana prior to independence. Rajputana was divided into 19 princely states and three bases. Rajasthan was founded on March 30, 1949, after the unification of several princely states and bases. The unification of these princely territories roughly took  8 years, 7 months, and 14 days to complete.

Rajasthan Day

Making Rajasthan a state of independent India and integrating the then-part of Rajputana with India was regarded to be a challenging feat at the time of India’s independence. With the proclamation of independence, the leaders of the princely states of Rajputana competed to keep their influence in the newly independent state. The kings of these princely states demanded that because they had been ruling their kingdoms for years and had experience doing so, their princely state be granted the status of “independent state.” 

Rajasthan Day, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Due to the brilliant approach of the then-Indian Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and VP Menon, this was not possible. Rajasthan’s unification process, which began on March 18, 1948, was completed in seven phases on November 1, 1956.

To know more about Rajasthan refer to the link below :

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