13-Jan-2018 is significant since it 200 years ago, on this very date, the royal family of Udaipur entered into an agreement of cooperation with East India Company. These details have been made available from Annals and Antiquity of Rajasthan by Colonel James Tod.
The original text of the treaty had ten articles. The text was signed on 13-Jan-1818 but ratified by Maharana only on 16-Jan-1818.
The ten articles included as part of the treaty were as follows:
First Article: There shall be perpetual friendship, alliance, and unity of interests between the two states, from generation to generation, and the friends and enemies of one shall be friends and enemies of both
Second Article: British Government engages to protect the principality and territory of Oudeepoor.
Third Article: Maharana of Oudeepoor will always act in subordinate co-operation with the British Government and acknowledge its supremacy, and will not have any connection with any other state or chief.
Fourth Article: Maharana of Oudeepoor will not enter into any negotiation with any chief or state without knowledge and sanction of the British Government ; but his usual amicable correspondence with friends and relations shall continue
Fifth Article: Maharana of Oudeepoor will not commit aggressions upon any one; and if by accident a dispute arises with any one, it shall be submitted to the arbitration and award of the British Government
Sixth Article: One-fourth of the revenue of the actual territory of Oudeepoor shall be paid annually to the British Government as tribute for five years; and after that term three-eighths in perpetuity. The Maharana will not have any connection with any other power on account of tribute, and if any one advance claims of that nature, the British Government engages to reply to them.
Seventh Article: Whereas the Maharana represents that portion of the dominions of Oudeepoor have fallen, by improper means, into possessions of others, and solicits the restitution of those places; British Government from a want of accurate information is not able to enter into any positive engagement on the subject; but will always keep in view the renovation of the prosperity of the state of Oudeepoor, and after ascertaining the nature of each case, will use its best exertions for the accomplishment of the object, on every occasion on which it may be proper to do so. Whatever places may thus be restored to the state of Oudeepoor by the aid of the British Government, three-eights of their revenues shall be paid in perpetuity to British Government.
Eighth Article: The troops of the state of Oudeepoor shall be furnished according to its means, at the requisition of the British Government.
Ninth Article: Maharana of Oudeepoor shall always be absolute ruler of his own country, and the British jurisdiction shall not be introduced into that principality.
Tenth Article: The present treaty of ten articles haveing been concluded at Dihlee, and signed and sealed by Mr Charles Theophilus Metcalfe and Thakoor Ajeet Sing Bahadoor, the ratifications of the same, by his Excellency the Most Noble the Governor General and Maharana Bheem Sing, shall be mutually delivered within a month from this date.With inputs from Mahendera Kothari