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Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam (Ex- Ruler of Bhopal)

Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam (Ex- Ruler of Bhopal)
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Item Code: NAK357
Author: C.H. Payne
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9789381523087
Pages: 276 (11 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 6.0 inch
weight of the book: 320 gms
Author’s Preface

In the first volume of my memoirs, I told the story of the first seven years of my reign. The present volume, which I have called Akhtar Iqbal, carries the story down to the end of the twelfth year. The former is itself a sequel to the history of Bhopal written by my revered mother, Nawab Shah Jahan Begam and named Taj-ul-Iqbal. Together these three volumes cover a period of over two hundred years, and they thus form a complete record of the origin and history of the Bhopal State, the vicissitudes through which it has passed, and the gradual development, form reign to reign, of its resources and administrative organization. In the following pages, I have endeavoured to give a faithful picture of the general conditions of life in Bhopal to-day, and the manner and character of its administration. This will enable my readers to estimate the possibilities of further progress, and the extent to which I and my people are justified in looking forward with hope to the further.

 

Contents

 

Chapter I The Seven Year of My Reign 1-8
Chapter II Administrative Reforms in 1908 9-17
Chapter III A Year of Progress 18-30
Chapter IV Visit of Lord Minto To Bhopal 31-42
Chapter V Some Ceremonies And A Banquet 43-58
Chater VI Sports And A Marriage 59-75
Chapter VII Death of King Edward 76-82
Chaper VIII Illness of My Second Son 83-91
Chapter IX A Farewell Banquet 92-101
Chapter X A Visit To Simla 102-108
Chapter XI Closing Events of The Year 1911 109-118
Chapter XII I Entertain My Friends 119-129
Chapter XIII Some More Administrative Reforms 130-135
Chapter XIV My First Visit To Europe 136-147
Chapter XV On The Continent, And Home Again 148-155
Chapter XVI I Attend The Imperial Durbar 156-172
Chapter XVII At Delhi After The Durbar 173-185
Chapter XVIII The Year 1912 186-194
Chapter XIX Lord Harding's Visit To Bhopal 195-219
Chapter XX Other Events of The Year 1911 And 1912 220-229
Chapter XXI The Same Continued 230-237
Chapter XXII An Honour's List 238-246
Chapter XXIII General Survey of The Administration 247

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