The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Karauli, Maharaja of

Karauli, Maharaja of. H.H. Maharaja Dhiraj Sir Bhanwar Pal Deo Bahadur Yadukul Chandra Bhal M.C.I.E. (1894), G.C.I.E. (1897) b, 1864; educ: Mayo College, Ajmere; succeeded to gaddi, 1886: m. Six wives; is the acknowledged head of Jadon Rajputs (Lunar race); claims lineal descent from the divine Krishna; is a patron of learning, particularly of Sanskrit; the State came under British protection by the treaty of 1817 concluded with the Mahrattas, it rendered valuable service to the British Government in the Mutiny of 1857 in return for which the Raja was created a G.C.S.I., and was excused form payment of large debt was granted a dress of honor and his salute was permanently raised to 17. One remarkable feature in connection with the succession of this State is, the last seven chiefs have all succeeded by adoption; area of the State, 1242 square miles; population, about 160,000; Maharaja maintains a military force of 125 Cavalry, 25 field artillery, 1041 infantry, and 56 guns; is entitled to a salute of 17 guns, Recreations: Hunting and shooting. Address: Karauli, Rajaputana, India.