British versus Princely Legacies and the Political Integration of Gujarat

  title={British versus Princely Legacies and the Political Integration of Gujarat},
  author={John R Wood},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={65 - 99}
  • John R Wood
  • Published 1 November 1984
  • Economics, History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
The political integration of British India and princely India is generally assumed to be an accomplished fact, but in contemporary Indian states that contain both ex-British and ex-princely territory and population the different legacies of British and princely rule remained influential long after independence and merger. Analysis of the de facto political integration of Gujarat between 1943 and 1969 reveals five stages of bargaining between ex-British and ex-princely nationalist elites. At… 

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