Swat State, 1915-1969: From Genesis to Merger: An Analysis of Political, Administrative, Socio…

Hardcover | October 4, 2008

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The book discusses the nomenclature, geography, climate and natural vegetation, regional ethnicity and lineages and historical perspective of Swat, Pakistan. It evaluates and analyzes the genesis of the once Princely State of Swat in the historical, geo-political and strategic context. Itdeals with the consolidation and expansion of the former State holistically. Moreover, it evaluates the State's relations with the British Government and later Pakistan, and with the neighbouring states of Dir and Amb. The book evaluates and analyzes the administrative system including the civil,military, financial and judicial spheres. It also deals with the socio-cultural milieu and changes brought about in Swat in respect of education, language, religion, health, permanent settlement, communication, trade and industry, agriculture, tourism, leadership, and women's rights. It looks at themerger of the former state into Pakistan, the constitutional status of the State, causes of the merger, the Wali's role in the merger, and both positive and negative effects and impacts of the merger.

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The book discusses the nomenclature, geography, climate and natural vegetation, regional ethnicity and lineages and historical perspective of Swat, Pakistan. It evaluates and analyzes the genesis of the once Princely State of Swat in the historical, geo-political and strategic context. Itdeals with the consolidation and expansion of th...

The author has a Ph.D. in history from the Department of History, University of Peshawar. His doctoral dissertation was on Swat State. He joined the Department of Higher Education (Colleges), Government of North-West Frontier Province, as Lecturer in History in 1988, and is presently Assistant Professor. Sultan-i-Rome is life member o...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:378 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:October 4, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019547113X

ISBN - 13:9780195471137

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ContentsAcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. Introduction2. Geographical and Historical Perspectives3. Genesis of the State4. Consolidation: Phase-I (1915-1917)5. Consolidation: Phase-II (1917-1943)6. Expansion (1917-1947)7. External Affairs8. Administration9. Socio-Cultural Dimension10. The Merger11. Post-Merger12. ConclusionGlossarySourcesIndex