The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917-1947

The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917-1947

by Ian Copland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521571790

ISBN-13: 9780521571791

Pub. Date: 01/30/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ian Copland's fascinating study of the role played by the Indian princes in the devolution of British colonial power rehabilitates the maharashtras and nawabs of South Asia as subjects for serious historical debate. The author goes on to chart their political demise under the successor congress government in New Delhi, and asks how and why it happened so quickly. The

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Ian Copland's fascinating study of the role played by the Indian princes in the devolution of British colonial power rehabilitates the maharashtras and nawabs of South Asia as subjects for serious historical debate. The author goes on to chart their political demise under the successor congress government in New Delhi, and asks how and why it happened so quickly. The book will add a new dimension to the political history of later colonial India, and will also impact upon the wider history of the twentieth-century British empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521571791
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/30/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society Series, #2
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The making of Indian India; 2. The shackles of paramountcy; 3. A vision splendid; 4. The princes and the diehards; 5. On the edge of the abyss; 6. Indian summer; 7. Fin de siècle; Conclusion.

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