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The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917 1947 Ian Copland

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

Ian Copland

Published January 30th 1997
ISBN : 9780521571791
Hardcover
318 pages
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Ian Coplands fascinating study of the role played by the Indian princes in the devolution of British colonial power rehabilitates the maharajahs and nawabs of South Asia as subjects for serious historical debate. The author goes on to chart theirMoreIan Coplands fascinating study of the role played by the Indian princes in the devolution of British colonial power rehabilitates the maharajahs 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.