ⓘ List of princely states of British India, alphabetical. This is a list of Indian princely states, as they existed during the British raj prior to 1947. Before t ..

                                     

ⓘ List of princely states of British India (alphabetical)

This is a list of Indian princely states, as they existed during the British raj prior to 1947.

Before the Partition of India in 1947, hundreds 565? of Princely States, also called Native States, existed in India which were not fully and formally part of British India but enjoyed a British protectorate and indirect rule. These were the parts of the Indian subcontinent which had not been conquered or annexed by the British, often former vassals of the Mughal Padishah Emperor.

The states are listed alphabetically; this list complements the List of princely states of British India which is arranged by region/colonial agency.

Geographical and administrative assigning is indicative, as various names and borders have changed significantly, even entities provinces, principalities split, merged, renamed et cetera.

Furthermore, criteria of statehood used for inclusion differ between sources.

In some cases, several name variations or completely different names are included.

                                     

1. Sources and references

  • WorldStatesman- separate Princely States sections per present country
  • Indian Princely states and their Genealogy - royalark
  • Flags of Indian Princely States
  • Indian Princely States Genealogy Queensland University
                                     
  • of princely states of British India have been compiled: List of princely states of British India alphabetical List of princely states of British India
  • Partition of India in 1947, 584 Princely States also called Native States existed in India which were not fully and formally part of British India the
  • List of princely states of British India alphabetical List of princely states of British India by region David P. Henige 2004 Princely States of
  • mostly kept, and India was divided into provinces also called Presidencies that were directly governed by the British and princely states which were nominally
  • List of princely states of British India alphabetical List of princely states of British India by region David P. Henige 2004 Princely States of
  • State was a princely state of British Raj. It was a salute state in the colonial sway of the Central India Agency. Dhar began as one of the states during Maratha
  • of India The agency was overseen by a political agent who maintained British relations with the princely states and influence over them on behalf of
  • 1834 d. 1917 Maratha Empire List of Maratha dynasties and states List of princely states of British India alphabetical Chisholm, Hugh, ed. 1911
  • of the British government of the Bombay Presidency with a collection of princely states and jagirs feudal vassal estates in western India The agency
  • partial list of Maratha dynasties and Maratha princely states The Marathas ruled much of India in the period immediately preceding the consolidation of British
  • Deccan States Agency List of Maratha dynasties and states List of Brahmin dynasties and states List of princely states of British India alphabetical