Native States


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Native States

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(Historical Terms) the former 562 semi-independent states of India, ruled by Indians but subject to varying degrees of British authority: merged with provinces by 1948; largest states were Hyderabad, Gwalior, Baroda, Mysore, Cochin, Jammu and Kashmir, Travancore, Sikkim, and Indore. Also called: Indian States and Agencies
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There was once a man in India who was Prime Minister of one of the semi-independent native States in the north-western part of the country.
Very few native States take up English progress altogether, for they will not believe, as Purun Dass showed he did, that what was good for the Englishman must be twice as good for the Asiatic.
Here are discussed by courtesans the things which are supposed to be profoundest secrets of the India Council; and here gather all the sub-sub-agents of half the Native States.
Martha might have been the wife of a man who sat among the senators of his native state, and Adam could have won the hand, as he had unintentionally won the heart, of a rich and comely widow.
What a situation, now, for a patriotic senator, that had been all the week before spurring up the legislature of his native state to pass more stringent resolutions against escaping fugitives, their harborers and abettors!
Our good senator in his native state had not been exceeded by any of his brethren at Washington, in the sort of eloquence which has won for them immortal renown
I am endowed with an excellent sense of direction, which has been greatly perfected by the years I have spent in the mountains and upon the plains and deserts of my native state, so that it was with little or no difficulty that I found my way back to the hut in which I had left Ajor.
He repaid them in kind with large extracts from his invaluable author, Cotton Mather, and added many marvellous events that had taken place in his native State of Connecticut, and fearful sights which he had seen in his nightly walks about Sleepy Hollow.
For some proteins between the unfolded and native states, there is a folding intermediate in what is known as a "moltenglobule" state; it possesses the compact, native-like secondary structure of the properly folded protein, but it lacks the tertiary structure.
The platform is designed to gauge and analyze performance of wireless devices in their native states, under real-world conditions.
In a swift retaliation, Shiv Sena's MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut yesterday sternly advised north Indians to close down their cattle sheds and other businesses and return to their native states.
The collection also includes rare gold and silver coins from native states such as Hyderabad, Gwalior, Baroda, and Radhanpur, to name a few.