The Maharajas` Paltans: A History of the Indian State Forces (1888-1948), (Set of 2 Parts)

By: Richard Head &Tony Mcclenaghan (Authors)

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1. An historical overview. 2. Subsidiary and contingent forces. 3. Introduction of the imperial service troops scheme. 4. The Indian state forces scheme. 5. Indian state forces composite units. 6. Officers and other ranks. 7. Indian army units raised from the Indian states. 8. Integration on Independence. 9. Alirajpur. 10. Alwar. 11. Bahawalpur. 12. Baria. 13. Baroda. 14. Benares. 15. Bharatpur. 16. Bhavnagar. 17. Bhopal. 18. Bikaner. 19. Chamba. 20. Cochin. 21. Cooch Behar. 22. Cutch. 23. Datia. 24. Dewas Senior. 25. Dhar. 26. Dholpur. 27. Dhrangadhra. 28. Faridkot. 29. Gwalior. 30. Hyderabad. 31. Idar. 32. Indore. 33. Jaipur. 34. Jammu and Kashmir. 35. Janjira. 36. Jind. 37. Jodhpur. 38. Junagadh. 39. Kapurthala. 40. Khairpur. 41. Kolhapur. 42. Kotah. 43. Limbdi. 44. Loharu. 45. Lunawada. Vol. II: 46. Malerkotla. 47. Mandi. 48. Mewar (Udaipur). 49. Mudhol. 50. Mysore. 51. Nabha. 52. Nawanagar. 53. Palanpur. 54. Panna. 55. Patiala. 56. Porbandar. 57. Rajpipla. 58. Rampur. 59. Ratlam. 60. Rewa. 61. Sachin. 62. Sirmoor. 63. Suket. 64. Tehri Garhwal. 65. Travancore. 66. Tripura. 67. Miscellaneous non-ISF states/estates. appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. At the time of Indias Independence there were some 560 Princely States of which 58 maintained armed forces to a standard fit for use in the defence of India if needed. These States chose to join the Imperial Service Troops (IST) scheme, established in the late 1880s and which lasted until 1920; and then the Indian State Forces (ISF) scheme which took over in 1920 and continued through to 1947. A number of other States maintained local forces outside of the two schemes and these are not included here except for a few entries in the last chapter. The contribution made by the IST/ISF troops was important and of great value in the First and Second World Wars, which were covered by the two schemes. They also played a part in earlier campaigns on the North West Frontier and, uniquely, in the Third China War of 1900. These were special arrangements because all the States had separate treaties (sanads) with the Government of Imperial India and these recognized their status in charge of their own internal affairs and their own revenue. These treaties laid no legal obligation to provide troops to serve outside their own State. Thus the IST/ISF schemes created a back-up, at minimum cost, for the Defence of India. The chapters covering the States are set out in alphabetical order. Each covers the background of their antecedent forces where this is known. They also cover the Subsidiary and Contingent Forces provided by the States. Printed Pages: 1081

Title: The Maharajas` Paltans: A History of the Indian State Forces (1888-1948), (Set of 2 Parts)

Author Name: Richard Head &Tony Mcclenaghan (Authors)

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2013

ISBN: 8173048886

ISBN 13: 9788173048883

Binding: Hardcover

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