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British Policy Towards The Punjab States (1858-1905)

Description This well-researched book outlines the British policy practised by the British Empire towards the few princely states in the Cis-Sultej region and North West frontier of Punjab. Instead of annexing these states as they had done with Maharaja Ranjit Singh's sovereign Sikh states. The British did not destroy their territorial sovereignty. Otherwise the British were the De Facto rulers of these states. Except for granting their rulers their royal status and privileges, these states were reduced to the status of being just feudatories or vassals of the British. Despite having written and codified British policy towards these stales, the British did not apply their policy uniformly for all these states. It was a policy of pick-and-choose. The volume based on the analytical study of the National Archives and Patiala state records draws the clear outlines and contours of British policy towards Punjab states. The work is scholarly and enhances the information about these states. It is a reliable source for the future researchers and scholars. The account clearly reflects the colonial mindset of the British as well as the compromising psyche of the power-hungry Indian princely rulers.[edit]
Keywords East India Company, Adoption, Succession, Fiscal and Economic matters, Judicial Powers, Military Matters, Patiala, Nabha, Jind, Bahawalpur, [edit]
Accession Number   BK-001275
Year 1982
Script Roman
Language English
Custodian Kirpal Singh, Dr.
Length 25.5
Breadth 16.0
Completion Complete
Condition Good
Pages                         414
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