A Political Biography of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of Nabha: Paramountcy, Patriotism, and the Panth

A Political Biography of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of Nabha: Paramountcy, Patriotism, and the Panth

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Author/Contributor(s): Grewal, J S ; Banga, Indu
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 03/17/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of Nabha (1883-1942) was an exceptional ruler, a princely 'rebel' who resisted the paramount power in different ways. Forced to abdicate in 1923 ostensibly on account of 'maladministration', Ripudaman Singh was sent to Kodaikanal in 1928, where he died after 14 years
in captivity without any recourse to judicial appeal.

Set against the backdrop of Indian nationalism, Sikh resurgence, and British paramountcy, J.S. Grewal and Indu Banga trace the Maharaja's political career, revealing the devious ways in which the paramount power dealt with traditional nobility. They explore his career, education, and upbringing to
explain his ideological stance, appreciation for Indian nationalism, and his active involvement in the Sikh reformist movement.

Moved by Panthic and nationalist concerns, the Maharaja of Nabha bridged 'Indian India' and British India through the concerns he affirmed, reforms he introduced, and the causes he espoused as a patriot.