A Different Story? The Princely States
The princely states were the kingdoms that British India did not annex to itself. The states lived under an agreement with British India, the two main points of the agreement were that they would keep trade open and would not raise an army. How were the states affected by colonialism? Does their history change the main story of this book? This chapter shows that it does not.
KeywordsPrincely states Imperialism Indirect rule Regional inequality in India Railways
- Barbara Ramusack, The Indian Princes and Their States, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.Google Scholar