Indian princes and the British Raj.
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Indian princes and the British Raj.

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Published in [n.p.] .
Written in English


  • India -- Politics and government

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Reprinted from Amerasia, April, 1940.

The Physical Object
Pagination[7] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14769648M

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Indian artists often tried to diminish their foreign overlords, portraying British officials as, at most, the equals of rajas and princes. As nationalism took hold, Indian artists challenged the Raj's depiction of a land fragmented by caste and religion, showing instead Indian unity in by: Speech at Gwalior, loc. eit. 1 02 The British Raj and the Indian Princes time since the Mutiny, and it was left to the incoming Viceroy, ljon\ Minlo, to heal the breach. Curzon's paternalism may have postponed the demise of the civilising mission for a decade; but by it was already a losing cause. British Raj - Wikipedia. The Princes of India. Under the British, there were always two Indias: the India administered by the central government in Delhi and a separate India of the princes. Even as late as the end of the Second World War, the hereditary rulers of India – maharajas, nawabs and rajas – still held sway over a third of the land and a quarter of the population.

This book is an intimate and fascinating insight by Diwan Jarmani Dass who rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. A brilliant recounting of first hand experiences it reveals tales of chivalry and sacrifice of love and betrayal of the Kings and Princes under the British Raj and their eventual decline.   Staying On by Paul Scott () It was the Raj Quartet that made Scott’s name, but I prefer the coda to the series. Staying On describes the intolerable Tusker, the retired Indian army officer who has made a financial horlicks by staying on in a small hill town after independence, and his long-suffering wife Lucy.   Britain ruled major parts of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh from to , a period known as the British : Kallie Szczepanski. The British Raj (/ r ɑː dʒ /; from rāj, literally, "rule" in Sanskrit and Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown on the Indian subcontinent from to The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India. The region under British control was commonly called India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which Capital: Calcutta, (–), New Delhi, (–).

Inglorious Empire, by Shashi Tharoor, a United Nations diplomat turned Indian National Congress MP in New Delhi, adds to a growing list of books on what the British did to India, most recently Jon Wilson’s India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire. The British Raj and India: British Colonial Influence: - A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.   The Indian Princes and their States Barbara Ramusack Cambridge, enjoying authority in their domains. Her intention is to undermine the perception that the princes were only creatures of British rule, engaging in meaningless ritual displays, at the same time as she points to their loss of the major privileges and responsibilities of defense.   The British weren't quite as standoffish in India as the history books may suggest - many married locals in the early 19th century. William Dalrymple investigates.