State, Community and Neighbourhood in Princely North India, c. 1900–1950

  • Ian Copland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-259

About this book


Ian Copland's aim in this book is to explain why, during the colonial period, the erstwhile Indian 'princely' states experienced per capita significantly less Muslim-Sikh and Muslim-Hindu communal violence than the provinces of British India, and how the enviable situation of the states in this respect became eroded over time. His answers to these questions shed new light on the growth of popular organisations in princely India, on relations between the Hindu and Sikh princes and the communal parties in British India, and on governance as a factor in communal riot production and prevention.


bibliography British India Colonial Period event experience growth India Indian organization Theodor Storm time violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Copland
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  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

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