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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.
More importantly, it is averred that Patel would have pushed the Indian Army to overrun the entire princely state of Kashmir.
Nowhere can this be felt more than in the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is divided between Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu Kashmir, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir was tricky, however, because it was a 'princely state' with a Muslim majority but a Hindu ruler -- and in the princely states, which were never under direct British rule, it was the prince who decided.
The airport was established in 1932 on 258.06 acres of land owned by the princely state of Travancore, of which the state is the successor.
BAHAWALPUR: Glowing tribute was paid to Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi, ruler of the princely state of Bahawalpur on his 53rd death anniversary in a seminar held at Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB).
BAHAWALPUR -- Glowing tribute was paid to Sir Sadiq Mohammad Khan Abbasi, ruler of the princely state of Bahawalpur on his 53rd death anniversary in a seminar held at Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB).
The members of the Senate, National Assembly as well as Punjab Assembly who got elected from the former princely state of Bahawalpur must work for winning the status of a province for the three districts that constituted the defunct state, Tehreek-i-Istiqlal President Rehmat Khan Wardag demanded here on Sunday.
The dispute over the former princely state sparked two wars between Pakistan and India and Pakistan after independence 1947.
Nawab Jahangir Khanji regrets that the case of Junagadh would weaken if a princely state's ruler is stripped of his titles which though are more or less ceremonial.
The collection has been named 'Riyasat,' considering the heritage of The House of Kamiar Rokni which hails from the former princely state of Bhawalpur.
From being a princely state known for its diamond trade, it has transformed into a big IT hub of the country and home to some of the big multinational companies.