"Until the lions have their own historians the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter...." -Chinua Achebe
2016, ജനുവരി 1, വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച
CHAPTER-VII REBUILDING INDIA- DR. AMBEDKAR’S EFFORTS
On independence the integration of Princely States and creation of new
States or re-organization of States were challenges before the
Constitution-makers as well as the first government of independent
India. At the time of framing the Constitution, there were nearly 700
big and small Princely States. By way of a passing reference, while
moving the Objectives Resolution in the Constituent Assembly on 13th
December 1946 (in which neither the Indian States nor the Muslim League
were at that time represented) Nehru said that the resolution did not
concern itself with what form of government the States had or whether
the Rajas and Nawabs will continue or not.1 These Princely States
claimed their right of independence even after India became independent.
As a part of the imperialist design, the Cabinet Mission Plan accepted
the viewpoint of the Princely States. continue reading.....