A Princely Affair: The Accession and Integration of the Princely States of Pakistan, 1947-1955

Hardcover | April 30, 2015

byYaqoob Khan Bangash

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West Pakistan, on 15 August 1947, was less than half its present size. Nearly a year of negotiations, arguments, threats, and even chance, brought nine princely states into the Pakistani fold. Thereafter followed a long and staggered process of integration. Using hitherto unused and inaccessible primary sources, this path-breaking book completes the story of the creation of Pakistan. In charting the accession and integration of the princely states, this book shows, for the first time in detail, the complicated and often botched processes of the earlyconsolidation of Pakistan. The problems emanating from this early period, haphazard constitutional integration, weak local political forces, the insurgency in Balochistan since 1948, and a weak sense of national identity and citizenship remain with Pakistan today.

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West Pakistan, on 15 August 1947, was less than half its present size. Nearly a year of negotiations, arguments, threats, and even chance, brought nine princely states into the Pakistani fold. Thereafter followed a long and staggered process of integration. Using hitherto unused and inaccessible primary sources, this path-breaking boo...

Yaqoob Khan Bangash was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. After finishing his initial schooling at Salamat Academy and Lahore College of Arts and Sciences (LACAS), he went to the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, earning a BA in History in 2004. He worked at the Asia Society and East-West Institute during 2004-5, and then joi...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:452 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.24 inPublished:April 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199066493

ISBN - 13:9780199066490

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of Images and MapsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Making2. Signing the Death Warrant3. Father, Son, and the Tribal State4. The Raj Resurrected5. A Democratic Princedom6. Subjects or Citizens?ConclusionAppendicesGlossaryBibliographyIndex