state of NW India, on the Pakistani border: 132,139 sq mi (342,239 sq km); pop. 44,006,000; cap. Jaipur
A state of northwest India on the border with Pakistan. Formerly composed of numerous princely states mostly under Rajput rule, the region fell to the British in the 1800s, was integrated into independent India after 1947, and gained statehood in 1956. Jaipur is the capital.