founders of Amla riyasat are direct descendents of Bappa
Rawal of Udaipur, who in those days of Mughal atrocities
and suppression bravely opposed the then Badshah and
refused to accede to their demands. Many rulers bowed
to the Mughals, but Bappa Rawal's family was the only
one, which remained untouched.
They were lauded for their bravery with
which they supported and upheld the Hindu religion and
the vidwans from Kashi with the agreement of the rest
of the country gave the lineage the title of "Hindua
Suraj." Bappa Rawal's 51st descendent was Maharana
Pratap, who was known for his opposition of the Mughal
rulers and whose exploits are also well chronicled in
Pratap's 5th generation was Maharana Raj Singhji who
was born in 1630 AD and who ascended the throne in 1653
AD. The first thing he did after ascending the throne
was to attack Ajmer and Malwa where the Mughals had
started to demolish temples and slaughtering cows extensively.
In 1658 AD he annexed Banera and Shahpura, which were
under the Badshah's rule.
When Marathas conquered the Malwa region
1736-37 AD, they maintained the status quo of Amla jagir.
The Scindias also conferred the title of "Istmurardar"
and a seat of honour to the rulers of Amla in the royal
court of Gwalior. Maharaja Nahar Singhji II ascended
the throne in 1899 AD. The present Maharaja Rajendra
Singhji then succeeded him in 1948 AD.