New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014
Seller ID: 101905
Merging the 554 princely states with the Indian state was one of the most structurally monumental tasks that the Indian administration faced after Independence. V. P. Menon worked closely with Sardar Patel to help integrate the princely states with India. The book details the negotiations he carried out with each of these states. He has taken up the case of each state and shown how they were persuaded to sign the Instrument of Accession which made them a part of the Indian union. He also shows how various states were grouped together to form new administrative units. This reissue of the volume... View More...
In The Transfer Of Power in India, V.P.Menon, the last Constitutional Adviser to the Governor-General of British India, presents an authoritative first-hand account of how the actual transfer of state power from the British to the Indian government took place in the years preceding Indian independence in 1947, specifically from the outbreak of World War | in September 1939 to the independence of India on 15 August 1947.The book deals with the August offer of 1940, the Cripps negotiations, the Cabinet Mission, the formation of the Interim Govt. and the Union Constituent Assembly. Lord Mountbatt... View More...