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The Indian princes and their states

Author: Barbara N Ramusack; Gordon Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Indian Empire and the beginnings of modern society, 6.; New Cambridge history of India / general ed. Gordon Johnson, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ
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This is a fascinating portrait of the princes of India from their pre-colonial origins to their decline after 1947. Frequently caricatured as British stooges, Ramusack argues that the princes were  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara N Ramusack; Gordon Johnson
ISBN: 0521267277 9780521267274
OCLC Number: 249390972
Description: XIV, 309 S. : ill., Kt. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Map; 1. Introduction: Indian princes and British imperialism; 2. Princely states prior to 1800; 3. The British construction of indirect rule; 4. The theory and experience of indirect rule in colonial India; 5. Princes as men, women, rulers, patrons and Oriental stereotypes; 6. Princely states: administrative and economic structures; 7. Princely states: society and politics; 8. Federation or integration?; Epilogue; Bibliographical essay; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Indian Empire and the beginnings of modern society, 6.; New Cambridge history of India / general ed. Gordon Johnson, 3.
Responsibility: Barbara N. Ramusack.

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