DWARAKA, DWARKA, or Jigat, a town of British India, in Baroda state, near the extremity of the peninsula of Kathiawar, Bombay.
BARODA, a native state of India, within the Gujarat province of Bombay, but in direct relations with the governor-general.
Three of these divisions - Kadi, Baroda and Nausari - are in Gujarat proper; the fourth, Amreli with Okhamandal, is in the peninsula of Kathiawar.
The princes of Baroda were one of the chief branches of the Mahratta confederacy, which in the 18th century spread devastation and terror over India.
Three years later these and various other engagements were consolidated into a systematic plan for the administration of the Baroda territory, under a prince with a revenue of three-quarters of a million sterling, perfectly independent in all internal matters, but practically kept on his throne by subsidiary British troops.