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A little-known facet of India’s independence

The integration of the princely states remains a pivotal but insufficiently understood aspect of India’s birth.

Founded in 1921, the Chamber of Princes brought the rulers of the leading states together for the first time (juggernaut books)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 10:25 PM IST

Excerpt: Dethroned by John Zubrzycki

An extract from the prologue to a new book on Patel, Menon and the integration of princely India

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. “Today, Patel is often called the ‘Bismarck of India’ for repeating the German chancellor’s feat of cajoling a group of scattered and disparate princedoms into giving up their sovereignty and creating a cohesive nation state.” (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 07:31 PM IST
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