Bantva-Manavadar or Manavadar State (Gujarati: બાંટવામાણાવદર) was a princely state during the era of the British Raj in India. It was located on the Kathiawar peninsula in Gujarat. The state had an area of approximately 574 km² and contained 26 villages with a primarily Hindu population of 26,209 in 1941
In 1818, the state became a British protectorate.
On 14 September 1947, following the independence of the new Dominions of India and Pakistan, the Khan Sahib Ghulam Moinuddin Khanji unilaterally acceded the state of Manavadar to Pakistan, even though, being a de facto vassal state of Junagadh State,thus the state had no such right to do so. This act was done at the same time as his master, the Nawab of Junagadh who himself had no such right, being himself in turn a vassal of Baroda State. On 22 October 1947 India took over the administration and Indian police forces were sent into Manavadar, where the Khan Sahib was placed under house arrest at Songadh.
An interim administrator was appointed to carry on the governance of the state, during which time the Government of India held a UN supervised and attested plebiscite in his domain. Participants voted in favour of union with India and on 15 February 1948 the accession to Pakistan was rescinded. After the state acceded to India it was merged with the federated state of Saurashtra on 20 February 1949.
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They mostly spoke Gujarati. They believed in Hinduism. It was a monarchy that had lasted between 1733–1947 and became a Princely state (1818–1947).
- Integration of Junagadh
- Integration of the Kingdom of Cochin
- Integration of the Kingdom of Travancore
- Integration of the Mahar Rajadom of Kashmir and Jammur
- Integration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Integration of Goa
- Integration of Puducherry