Hin: प्रतापगढ़ pratāpagaṛh

‘Pratrap’s Fort’  [Partabgarh]  – City/District, Rajasthan

From Pratap [Skt/Hin: pratāpa, glorious, dignified, mighty] and Hin: gaṛh, ‘fort’.

Rajkumar Pratapsingh built Pratapgarh in 1698 near the older Devgarh Fort and Palace which had been built by his ancestor, Rajkumar Surajmal, in the early 15th century. They were both descendants of the Sisodia clan of Mewar Rajputs. Rajkumar Udaysinghji, a descendant, built a new palace in Pratapgarh in 1867:

Pratapgarh or Partabgarh was a princely state under the British Raj.

Pratapgarh is the newest District in Rajasthan: it broke away from Chittorgarh, Udaipur and  Banswara Districts in 2008.

Pratapgarh has its own unique gold and glass-inlay jewelry called Thewa.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Rajasthan place names.


Thewa Jewelley     Hemant Shesh