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Kutch (British India)

Last modified: 1998-12-11 by jorge candeias
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by Jorge Candeias

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The flag

The flag of Kutch was red with a complicated black and white device featuring a castle, a crown, a small scroll with something I couldn't understand written (looks like SMUJ, but I'm not sure), an elephant with a man riding it and holding a pennant and a hatlike shape I didn't identify either. According to Ed Haynes, Kutch also used the british red ensign with the state badge added, for merchant ships. You may find in his site the flag, the badge and the ensign without the badge. I'm posting the best rendition of the flag I could make, keeping the strange proportions of Ed's picture: 75:118.

Jorge Candeias, 19 May 1998


Kutch was by far the largest of the states in this agency. It occupied all the Kutch region, from the Rann of Kutch to the Gulf of Kutch, in the northwest limits of the agency. It was limited by the province of Sind, the state of Jodhpur (Rajputana agency), the states of Tharad, Radhanpur, Dhragandhra and Morvi and the largest of the unlabeled territories. I found 3 cities in it's area: Bhuj, Kandla and Mandvi. Ed Haynes' 1931 data give it 8,249 sq.miles and 514,000 inhabitants.

Jorge Candeias, 19 May 1998

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