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Butt, Ikram Ahmed (1963) Lord Curzon and the Indian States, 1899-1905. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. DOI:

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This thesis deals with Curzon's policy towards the Princely States of India in its historical context. The background of previous Government policy and of Curzon's ideas are first examined. Then his own policy is examined with reference to specific problems such as: the imposition of restrictions on the general conduct and movement of the Princes and Chiefs inside and outside India, the centralisation of political control, the educational problems and wants of the Indian ruling class, the employment of India's aristocracy in the Government's civil and military services, besides the ultimate settlement of the outstanding Berar issue. The historic occasions at London and Delhi connected with the Coronation of Edward VII are analysed with reference to the role of the Princes and Chiefs. The sanctions imposed including the deposition of some of the Princes and Chiefs are dealt with. An assessment has been attempted of the general problems concerning the States' internal administration and industrial development, and their share in Imperial defence.

Item Type: Theses (PhD)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses > Proquest
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 17:27

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