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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.
Kashmiris did not want a division of the erstwhile princely state and India would not accept any changes in geography Kasuri said while pointing to his revelations regarding the Musharrafs four point plan.
It was a princely state in KP until it was dissolved in 1969 along with many other princely states like Dir state and Chitral state, Narmeen added.
Dubai: One thing that has come to define Hyderabad - an erstwhile Indian princely state founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 and ruled by the house of Nizams over the years since - is its rich 'royal' cuisine.
Rama Moorthy, paid rich tribute to the founder of the bank, Maharaja Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III, for his initiative taken 107 years ago for establishing a bank in a small princely state of Baroda.
Born in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Mahmood has the rare distinction of having served in the Indian Police Service at various levels in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad and later in the newly independent government of India, before his appointment as ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
The princely state became a part of India in October 1949.
My concern today is with the institution of legislatures," Ansari said while addressing the Kerala Legislative Assembly which is commemorating its 125th anniversary after it started as a legislative council in the former princely state of Travancore.
It will be built like a fortress complementing the princely state of Rajasthan and an arrival experience by boat.
The Manipur royal family have a long and colorful history 6 they have occupied the Sana Konung palace since the 1890s, in the wake of the Anglo-Manipur war which was triggered by the beheading of six British officers and led to the colonial British government ultimately seizing Manipur 6 giving it the distinction of being the very last independent princely state to be so conquered.
The state of Hyderabad at the time of Nizams was India's biggest and richest princely state, as large as England and Scotland put together.
Kochi has many ancient structures, some relics from the old princely state and many built by the British, Portuguese and Dutch.