Restricting the discussion to the Maratha Empire based in Satara(the other two being Kolhapur and Tanjore), Satara Darbar directly controlled only five states besides the Peshwa. The whole of Maratha Empire, including the heavyweights like the Sindhia, Gaekwad, Holkar and the rest reported to the Peshwa, who in turn, reported to the Chatrapati at Satara. The five states it controlled directly, for various reasons are Aundh, Paltan, Bhor, Akalkot and Jath/Daflapur. All of them came into British rule on the lapse of Satara in 1849 and merged with India on 8 March 1948. Daphlapur lapsed to Jath due to lack of heirs on 27 Jan 1917. Of these, Bhor is the only salute state in the group with a 9-gun salute.
There are various reasons why these jagirs were excluded from Peshwa domains. While Akalkot and Phaltan were ruled by the royal family(Akalkot’s first ruler Fatehsinh Bhonsle was an adopted son of Chatrapati Sahu and Shivaji’s first wife is from Phaltan royal family), Bhor and Aundh are ruled by Peshwa’s equals.
Phaltan is the only kingdom which preceded Maratha Empire, it was a local jagir from the days of Delhi Sultanate.
|Reports to||Title of Ruler||Area(sq km)||Population(1901)||Start||First||Last|
|Bhor||Collector of Poona||Pant Sachiv||3862||137268||1697||Shankarji Narayan, Pant Sachiv of Chatrapati Rajaram||Raghunathrao Shankarrao Babasaheb Pandit|
|Akalkot||Collector of Sholapur||Raje Bhonsle||1290||82047||1708||Fatehsinh Bhonsle, adopted son of Chatrapati Shahu||Vijayasinhrao Fatehsinhrao|
|Aundh||Collector of Satara||Pant Pratinidhi||1298||63921||1699||Parshuram Tryambak, Pant Sachiv of Chatrapati Rajaram||Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao|
|Phaltan||Collector of Satara||Naik Nimbalkar||1028||45739||1284||Nimbaji Nimbalkar(founder)||Maloji Rao Mudhojirao|
|Jath||Collector of Bijapur||Dafle/Deshmukh||1414||61868||1686||Satvaji Rao, Patil of Daphlapur||Vijaysinghrao Ramrao Babasaheb|
|Daphlapur||Collector of Bijapur||Dafle/Deshmukh||249||6797||1680||Satvaji Rao||Ranibai Lakshmibai Saheb(merged to Jath on death)|