The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917-1947by Ian Copland
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 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.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society Series, #2
- 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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