Maharajah of Bikaner, India The Peace Conferences of 1919-23 and Their Aftermath (Hardcover)
|Author: Hugh Purcell|
|Bikaner was Oone of the last Indian princes to play an important part in global politics|
From the Publisher:
The story of the Indian soldiery in the Great War needs new telling, and one important chapter in its history features the Maharajah of Bikaner. Dashing, autocratic, and a formidable public speaker, Ganga Singh fought on the Western Front and in Egypt, became the first Indian general in the British Indian Army, and convinced the maharajas to unite into the Chamber of Princes. He took his rightful place at the Paris Peace Conference table and persuaded the other delegates to include India in the new League of Nations—quite an achievement as it was not yet an independent nation.