The integration of the princely state of Hyderabad and the making of the postcolonial state in India, 1948–56

  title={The integration of the princely state of Hyderabad and the making of the postcolonial state in India, 1948–56},
  author={Taylor C. Sherman},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={489 - 516}
  • Taylor C. Sherman
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Sociology
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
This article explores the impact of the police action and the anti-communist struggle in Hyderabad on the formation of the Indian state in the first years after independence. Because of its central location and diverse cultural heritage, the absorption of the princely state of Hyderabad into the Indian Union was an important goal for Nehru's government. However, the task of bringing Hyderabad into the Union was not an easy one. As it entered Hyderabad, the government of independent India had to… Expand
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