Baoni ( Kadaura ) was a princely state in the Bundelkhand region of British India. The name comes from Bawan = 52 (villages ). The principality was founded by the Muslim Imad al -Mulk Ghazi al-Din, a grandson of Asaf Jah I, the first Nizam of Hyderabad, the 52 villages between Kalpi and Hamirpur from the Peshwa of the Marathas took a fief in 1784. The British recognized his son as Nawab and Baoni 1806-1947 was a British protectorate. The villages had a total area of 313 km ² and 20,000 inhabitants ( 1901). The residence was in Kadaura.
On April 4, 1948 Baoni joined the prince Union Vindhya Pradesh, but was incorporated on January 1, 1950 at the same time with the connection to India along with the other northern enclaves Bundelkhands the state of Uttar Pradesh. On November 1, 1956 all princely states were resolved.