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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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That worthy sachem landed in princely state, arrayed in a bright blue blanket and red breech clout, with an extra quantity of paint and feathers, attended by a train of half-naked warriors and nobles.
The princely state of Bahawalpur has been a center of excellent architecture for last many centuries.
The princely state of Bahawalpur has been a centre of excellent architecture for last many centuries.
Iftikhar Ali Khan was born at Pataudi House in Delhi, into the family of the Nawabs of Pataudi, a small non-salute princely state near Delhi, located in the present-day Indian state of Haryana.
However, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider had been opposed to the very existence of the council, terming it a 'reminiscent of despotic Dogra regime' in the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In this book for legal scholars, policy makers, historians, and those in political science and international affairs, he analyzes the constitutional and legal aspects of the debates surrounding Indian sovereignty over the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), which is composed of territory occupied by India, Pakistan, and China.
Since it was a princely state it was listed as Part B state in the First Schedule.
Part of an erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and PoK are under illegal occupation of Pakistan since 1947.
A princely state of the British Empire till 1947, the status changed in 1969 when the Akhunds acceded to Pakistan.
In the campaigning, Virbhadra Singh, popularly known as 'Raja Saab'as he was born into the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr, has no qualms about folding his hands and bowing his head before commoners when it comes to seeking votes.
The Travancore Devaswom Board, an autonomous body, is entrusted with the task of administrating 1,248 temples, including Sabarimala, in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore.
First, Kalat State was a princely state of India, just like all the other princely states and did not differ in status from others of similar rank.