British Paramountcy in Kashmir, 1876-1894
The British Considered India As 'The Brightest Jewel In The British Crown', Hence Were Very Solicitous Of Its Safety And Security. The Galloping Russian Empire Generated Fears Of Advancement Of Russia In Northern India. The Thinking In The Foreign Office Gained Ground That The Tight Control Over Kashmir Was The Only Panacia To Stem The Tide Of The Russian Expansion.The British Imperialists Realizing Their Folly In Selling Kashmir To Maharaja Gulabsingh In 1848 Tried To Bring It Under Their Sphere Of Influence By All Possible Means. But Because Of The Strong Personality Of Maharaja Ranbir Singh They Could Not Establish Their Agency In The Border Area Of Gilgit. The Death Of Maharaja Ranbir Singh Was A Windfall For Them. By EngineerČIng Court Intrigues Between Pratap Singh And Amar Singh For Succession To The Throne, They Managed To Depose Pratap Singh And Instal Amar Singh As The President Of The Council Which Ostensibly Was Working Under The Dictates Of President Through Fraud And Forgery.The Book Brings To Light The Machinations Employed By The British Rulers Of India In Maintaining Their Paramountcy Over The Princely States. It Therefore Constitutes A Valuable Addition To The History Of The British Rule In India.
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A Brief Resume of the Constitutional Position
British Paramountcy and Kashmir
Pratap Singh and the Residents
Nilambar Mukherjee and Bengalis in
Deposition of Pratap Singh
Reestablishment of Gilgit Agency
Partial Restoration of the Maharaja
Hunza and Nagar Campaign and Chitral
administration affairs Agency Agent allowed appointment August Babu British Government brothers called Central charge Chief Chitral Colonel Cons Correspondence Council Cross Darbar dated December Department Dept desire Diwan Dufferin Durand Duty encl English established February force Foreign Foreign Secretary frontier further Gilgit give given Government of India Gulab Singh hands Hunza Ibid important influence interests interfere intrigues Jammu January John July June Kashmir Lachman Lansdowne Papers letters London Lord Maharaja March matter ment military Minister Nagar Native Nilambar Nisbet November October Officer opinion orders passed persons Plowden Political position powers Pratap Singh present Princes Progs proposal Punjab Raja Amar Singh Ranbir Singh referred reforms regard Report request Resident rule ruler Russian Sahai Secret Secretary Selections sent September Special subjects taken territory thought treaty Viceroy wanted wrote Yasin