The Chamber of Princes

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Northern Book Centre, 1991 - India - 351 pages
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The first chapter provides the background, origin, development, scope and enlargement of the Chamber. The second and third chapters deal with its constitution, powers, functions and procedure. The working of its various committees is discussed in Chapters four and five. A review of the Chamber's work and resolutions passed is given in Chapter six and Chapter seven deals with the activities of the Butler Committee. Chapter eight summarises the achievements of the Chamber during its crucial years of existence while Chapter nine gives a detailed account of the Princes' problems and their discussions in the Chamber sessions during the early forties. The last Chapter describes the developments leading to India's independence and which culminated in the lapse of paramountcy and winding up of the Chamber.
 

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Contents

The Genesis of the Chamber of Princes
1
The Constitution of the Chamber
31
Powers Functions and Procedure of the Chamber
64
The Standing Committee of the Chamber
73
The Committee of Ministers
102
The Chamber of Princes at Work 19211942
134
The Indian States Enquiry Committee or The Butler
196
The Federal Negotiations and After
219
Achievements of the Chamber 19211941
252
The Problems of Indian States in Early Forties
263
The Swan Song of the Chamber
297
Bibliography
333
Index
337
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