The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Bastar Raja of Rudra Pratab Deo
Bastar Raja of Rudra Pratab Deo; b. 18S5; educated at the Raipur Raj Kumar College; succeeded to gaddi, 1881. The Raja is a Somvanshi Rajput and claims descent from Prataparudra of Warangal. The State remained independent, but about the Commencement of the 19th century, owing to dissensions in the and Consequent disorder the Mahrattas interfered and made it their tributary and exacted tribute. Thereafter, the State came under the control of the British and has since remained under their Control. The Raja has made extensive Indian tours and has Considerably improved the administration. Address: Jagdalpur, Bastar, C.P.