True tales of British India & the princely states

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Published by In Print in Brighton .

Written in English

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Places:

  • India

Subjects:

  • India -- Description and travel.,
  • India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.,
  • India -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Statementcompiled by Michael Wise ; foreword by Alan Campbell-Johnson.
ContributionsWise, Michael.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS413 .T83 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 292 p. :
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1039948M
ISBN 101873047061
LC Control Number93236844
OCLC/WorldCa28586396

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About the Book Ever since the Indian independence it has been normally understood that the Indian States and Estates which numbered six hundred on 15th August were the symbols of incompetence, oppression and vices.

The States had a very peculiar status in the political theory which grew up in India in the nineteenth century. They did not form part of the British Indian Empire nor. The British Raj (/ r ɑː dʒ /; from rāj, literally, "rule" in Sanskrit and Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown on the Indian subcontinent from to The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India.

The region under British control was commonly called India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which. A building engineer / architect by training and profession, Jan Lingen, the author of the book, is well-known to students of Indian numismatics for his well-researched and insightful papers especially on the coinages of Mughal India, Princely States, and the European trading companies in the East published in various journals, magazines and newsletters.

List of princely states of British India (alphabetical) List of princely states of British India (by region) This article includes a politics-related list of lists This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat (UTC).

Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution. The British Raj had entered into separate treaties and agreements with several princely states for a variety of purposes, such as the construction and the maintenance of roads and power supply.

Some monarchies used a specific princely title for their heirs, such as Prince of Asturias in Spain and Prince of Brazil in Portugal. Sometimes a specific title is commonly used by various dynasties in a region, e.g.

Mian in various of the Punjabi princely Hill States (lower Himalayan region in British India). Gayatri Devi, acknowledged by international fashion and gossip columnists as a great beauty, has written her own memoirs, A Princess Remembers, along with Shantha Rama Rau, which is picked up avidly by tourists to Jaipur.

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