Princely States of India: A Guide to Chronology and Rulers

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Orchid Press, 2004 - Art - 230 pages
The Princely States of India represented the acme of the British imperial policy of indirect rule, whereunder the "traditional" ruling classes were expected to assume the burden of administration. By independence in 1947 the government recognized nearly 600 entities varying from the size of the United Kingdom to several that consisted of a single village. In providing a carefully assembled chronology of the leaders of the 290 most significant states, the author makes available a new and valuable tool for all scholars of South Asia, as well as Sikkim and Bhutan, in the colonial period.

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Nicely written and quote from the Rulers as well..

Contents

Introduction
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1 AHMADNAGAR
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3 AKALKOT
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David Henige is African Studies and Near East Bibliographer in the Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin Madison. He is the author of In Search of Columbus: The Sources for the First Voyage.

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