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Baoni-Bundelkand, a former Indian state, could not be found on a map, and was possibly renamed. It was part of Central Province, 127 square miles.
Jarig Bakker, 10 November 1998
According to the 1946 National Geographic Map of India and Burma, and to A. Flicher's "Drapeaux et Armoiries des Etats Princiers de l'Empire des Indes" Baoni was a small enclave, attached to the Bundelkand Agency, but located in the United Provinces, about approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of the city of Cawnpore (now Kanpur). It shared a short border with a neighboring state, Charkhari. Otherwise the two were completely surrounded by territory under direct British rule.
In addition to the green-yellow-green triband, the state flag shown above, Filcher (1984) also describes a banner for the ruler, the Nabab of Baoni. His banner was rectangular (proportions not given), with 5 equal horizontal stripes; green-yellow-purple-black-white (top to bottom).
PRINCIPALITY OF BAONI
Princely States of Central India, States of Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand, States of Bundelkhand, Present-day Madhya Pradesh
11 Gun Salute
Area: 313 sq. km
Acceded to the Union of India on Jan.1, 1950, Founded in 1784 as an offshoot of Hyderabad
" The Princely flag of the Sovereign of Baoni is rectangular, of five horizontal bands, in colors (from the top): green, yellow, purple, black and white."
Source: Filcher (1984)
Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 January 2003
image by Jarig Bakker
In addition to the green-yellow-green triband, the state flag shown above,
the Filcher (1984) book also describes a banner
for the ruler, the Nabab of Baoni. His banner was rectangular (proportions not
given), with 5 equal horizontal stripes: green-yellow-purple-black-white (top to
bottom). Note that these five-colors (Pancaranga) were used to designate
belonging to the Rajput-princes.
Jarig Bakker, 5 May 2002