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Using rich material from the colonial archives, Sovereignty, International Law, and the Princely States of Colonial South Asia conveys an understanding of the history of sovereignty and the construction of the modern Indian nation-state that is still relevant today. A riveting read, this book will be of considerable interest and importance to scholars of international law and South Asia, legal historians, and political scientists.
- Places the princely states of colonial South Asia at the heart of debates over the boundaries of international law
- Examines debates over the legal status of the princely states to analyse the relationship between colonialism and international law in South Asia
- Draws on extensive archival research to present legal arguments made by international lawyers, British politicians, colonial officials, rulers and bureaucrats of princely states, and anticolonial nationalists in British India
- Explores the changing meaning of sovereignty in colonial South Asia