The accession of Junagadh, 1947–48: Colonial sovereignty, state violence and post-independence India

@article{Ankit2016TheAO,
  title={The accession of Junagadh, 1947–48: Colonial sovereignty, state violence and post-independence India},
  author={R. Ankit},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={371 - 404}
}
  • R. Ankit
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
By revisiting the events from July 1947 to February 1948 that comprised the accession of the princely state of Junagadh to India, this article gives an insight into the newly independent Dominion’s ‘mobilisation of violence’ in re-fashioning its sovereignty and authority. In doing so, it adds to the growing historical literature on state formation in India that argues that multiple crises of the period 1947–49—post-partition violence in Punjab and Delhi, rebellion, accession and war in Kashmir… Expand
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