Not far from Badnur is Kherla, the former residence of the Gond rajas, where there is an old fort, now in ruins, which used to be held by them.
Most of the rajas remained loyal; and the capture of the town of Kotah, which had been held by the mutineers of that state, in March 1858, marked the extinction of armed rebellion.
There were rajas in the clan, but the word meant at most something like consul or archon.
Henceforth the Chalukya rajas ranked only as petty chiefs.
The Malays are an intensely aristocratic people, and show a marvellous loyalty to their rajas and chiefs.