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Index
Ajmer | Alwar | Bahawalpur | Bamra | Baroda | Baraundha | Bhopal | Bhor | Bijawar | Bikaner | Bussahir | Bundi | Charkhari | Cochin | Cooch Behar | Dattia | Dungarpur | Hyderabad | Jaipur | Jammu & Kashmir | Madras | Mewar | Patiala | Punjab | Rajputana/Rajasthan | Soruth | Wadhwan | Princely States philately in general | South Asia philately in general | History of the Princely States (non-philatelic) | History of South Asia (non-philatelic)

 

Ajmer (British district)

Dhor, J. M., and T. C. Ranjan. Ajmer Postal History (1820-1947). Jaipur, India: Self-published, 1989.

Alwar

Benns, R. J. Alwar (Handbook of Indian Philately, Series 1). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1972.

Bahawalpur

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Bahawalphur - India", Collectors Club Philatelist, Mar 1964.

Wood, Ron. The God Given Kingdom of Bahawalpur. Petersfield, Hants, UK: R & J L Wood, 1990.

Bamra

Benns, R.J. Bamra (Handbook of Indian Philately, Series 1). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1982.

Baraundha

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Baraundha State, The Stamps of the Native States of India", Collectors Club Philatelist, Jan 1975.

Baroda

Rice, P Stanley. Life of Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda, Oxford, 1931. [general reading]

Sargeant, P.W. Ruler of Baroda, 1928.

Bhopal

Davies, D.O. Bhopal (Handbook of Indian Philately, Series 1). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1975.

Bhor

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Bhor, A Feudatory State of India", Collectors Club Philatelist, Nov 1958.

Bijawar

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Bijawar", Collectors Club Philatelist, Nov 1959.

Bikaner

Erskine, K. D. Rajputana Gazeteers: The Western Rajputana States Residency and Bikaner, Vol.1. Gurgaon, India: Vintage Books, 1992. [non-philatelic]

———. Rajputana Gazeteers: The Western Rajputana States Residency and Bikaner, Vol.2. Gurgaon, India: Vintage Books, 1992. [non-philatelic]

Bussahir

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Bussahir - India", Collectors Club Philatelist, May 1972.

Bundi

Benns, R.J. The Sacred Cow Issues of Bundi (Handbook of Indian Philately, Series 1). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1986.

Charkhari

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Further Notes on the Stamps of the Native States of India", Collectors Club Philatelist, Nov 1977.

Cochin

Pai, G.B. Cochin Postmarks and Cancellations, Robson Lowe Ltd., 1974.

Cooch Behar

Devee, Sunity (Maharani of Cooch Behar). The Autobiography of an Indian Princess. London, 1921. [general reading]

Dattia

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Dattia State (India): A New Discovery", Collectors Club Philatelist, Mar 1975.

Dungarpur

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Dungarpur State - Another New Discovery", Collectors Club Philatelist, Jul 1974.

Hyderabad

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "Hyderabad", Collectors Club Philatelist, Jul 1956. [presentation Collectors Club Apr 18, 1956]

Nayeem, M.A. Hyderabad Philatelic History. New Delhi: The Philatelic Congress of India, 1980.

Jaipur

Adams, G.T. "Jaipur 1911 Jail Press Issue" [letter], London Philatelist, November 1992.

Bhatnagar, O. P. Local Postal Service of Thikana Khetri (Jaipur State) and its Fiscals. Jaipur, India: T. M. Harchandani, 1988.

Crewe, Quentin. (The) Last Maharaja: A Biography of Sawai Man Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur. London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1985. general reading]

Devi, Gayatri and Santha Rama Rau. A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur. London, 1984. [general reading]

Kumar, Y. "Circular Cancellations of Jaipur State, Part 1", India Post, v16 #3, 1985. [Postal Markings]

———. "Circular Cancellations of Jaipur State, Part 2", India Post, v16 #4, 1985.[Postal Markings]

———. "Circular Cancellations of Jaipur State, Part 3", India Post, v17 #1, 1986. [Postal Markings]

———. "Numeral Cancellations of Jaipur State", Ind Dak, Dec 1977. [Postal Markings]

———. "Numeral Cancellations of Jaipur State", Ind Dak, Feb 1978. [Postal Markings]

Jammu & Kashmir

Haverbeck, H.D.S. "The Circular Stamps of Jammu & Kashmir", Collectors Club Philatelist, Jul 1941.

Madras

Author unknown. Chiefs and Leading Families in the Madras Presidency. Madras Govt. Press, 1915. [general reading]

Author unknown. History of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs and Leading Personages in the Madras States. Govt. of India Press, New Delhi, 1941. [general reading]

Sattin, Gerald. "'Madras Ship Letter' Intaglio Handstamp of 1816", India Post, October-December 1992.

Mewar

Erskine, K. D. Rajputana Gazeteers: The Mewar Residency. Gurgaon, India: Vintage Books, 1992. [general reading]

Masters, Brian. Maharana: The Story of the Rulers of Udaipur, Ahmedabad, 1990. [general reading]

Patiala

Padgham, D.C. Patiala: The Pre-adhesive Seal (Handbook of Indian Philately series). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1970.

Punjab

Conran, W.L. and H.D. Craik ed. Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909. [general reading]

Rajputana/Rajasthan

Author unknown. Chiefs and Leading Families in Rajputana. Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1894 and 1916. [general reading]

Rudolph, Susanne Hoeber, and Lloyd I. Rudolph. Essays on Rajputana: Reflections on History, Culture and Administration. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Co, 1984. [general reading]

Tod, James. Annals and Antiquities of Rajast'han, Vol.1. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1972. [general reading]

———. Annals and Antiquities of Rajast'han, Vol.2. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1972. [general reading]

Soruth

Mehta, H.C. "Soruth Experimental P.O's?", India Post Jan-Mar 1995.

Wood, Ron. Soruth (Handbook of Indian Philately, Series 2). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1999.

Wadhwan

Benns, R.J. (The) Stamps of Wadhwan (Handbook of Indian Philately, Series 1). Hampshire, UK: The India Study Circle for Philately, 1986.

Princely States philately in general

Deschl, Edward F. Comprehensive India States Postal Stationery Listing. North Bergen, New Jersey: Self-published, 1994.

Koeppel, Adolph, and Raymond D. Manners. The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India, Vol. 1: The Adhesive Stamps. Mineola, NY: Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, Inc, 1983.

———. The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India, Supplement to Vol. 1. Mineola, NY: Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, Inc, 1986.

———. The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India, Vol. 2: The Stamped Paper, including Second Adhesive Stamp Supplement. Mineola, NY: Fiscal Philatelic Foundation, Inc, 1989.

Werner, M. The Perfins of India and Indian States. Perfins Club, 1990.

South Asia philately in general

Giles, D.H. Catalogue of the Handstruck Stamps of India. E. Franklin DeSouza, 1996.

Philatelic Congress of India. Bibliography Indian Philately. Calcutta: Philatelic Congress of India, 1988.

History of the Princely States (non-philatelic)

The Coronation Durbar, Delhi, 1903. Official Directory. Delhi: Foreign Offices Press, 1903. 208p.

Memoranda on native states in India, 1915; together with a list of independent ruling chiefs, chiefs of frontier states, and other personages with their proper forms of address. Calcutta: Supt. Govt. Printing, 1916. [issued periodically]

The origin, rise, and consolidation of the Indian states: a British assessment, 1929. Delhi: B.R. Pub. Corp., 1975. 136p. [1st pub. by the Govt. of India, 1932]

Allen, Charles and Sharada Dwivedi. Lives of the Indian Princes London, 1984.

Barton, W.P. The Princes of India, with a chapter on Nepal. London: Nisbet, 1934. 327p.

Chakravarti, J.C. The Native States of India. Calcutta: S.K. Shaw, 1895. 264p.

Diver, K.H.M. Royal India, a description and historical study of India's fifteen principal states and their rulers. NY: Appleton-Century, 1942. 317p.

Forbes, R. (Torr). India of the Princes. London: The Right Book Club, 1939. 318p.

Griffith, M. India's Princes: Short Life Sketches of the Native Rulers of India. London: W.H. Allen, 1894. 273p.

Jeffrey, R., ed. People, princes, and paramount power: society and politics in the Indian princely states. Delhi: OUP, 1978. 396p.

Lee-Warner, W. The native states of India. London: Macmillan, 1910. 425p. [1st pub. 1877; rpt. NY: AMS Press, 1971]

Lethbridge, R. The golden book of India, a geneological and bibliographical dictionary of the ruling princes, chiefs, and other personages, titled or decorated, of the Indian Empire. London: Macmillan, 1893. 584p.

Lord, John. The Maharajahs. London, 1972.

Macmunn, G.F. The Indian states and the princes. London: Jarrolds, 1936. 287p.

Malleson, G.B. Historical sketch of native states. London: Longmans, Green, 1875. 397p.

Mehta, M.N. and M.N. Mehta, comp. The Hind Rajasthan, or the annals of the native states of India. Bhadarwa (Rewa Cantha): A.G. Shaw, 1896. 1331p.

Nihal Singh, S. The King's Indian allies: the Rajas and their India. London: S. Low, Marston, 1916. 308p.

Pathik, B.S. What are Indian states? With illustrative documents. An introduction to the study of the problem of Indian states and the real conditions of their people. Ajmer: S.L. Verma, 1928. 238p.

Sundar-Isanon, A.N. Indian states' register and directory. Madras: Indian States Register and Directory Office, 1929, 1932. 2 v.

Vadivelu, A. The ruling chiefs, nobles, and zamindars of India. Madras: 1915. 771p.

Venkoba Rao, R. Ministers in Indian states. Trichinopoly: Wednesday R. Press, 1928. 189p.

History of South Asia (non-philatelic)

Hibbert, Christopher. The Great Mutiny - India 1857. Viking, 1978.

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