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Rajputana: The British Province

When the British approached Rajasthan, Rajput kings concluded treaties with the English, accepting British sovereignty in return for local autonomy and protection from the Marathas. Ajmer became a province of British India, while the autonomous Rajput states, the Muslim state (Tonk), and the Jat states (Bharatpur and Dholpur) were organised into the Rajputana Agency. Between 1817 and 1818, the British Government concluded treaties of alliance with almost all the states of Rajputana. Thus, began the British rule over Rajasthan, then known as the Rajputana.

After India became independent, 23 princely states were combined giving rise to a new Picture of Indian Culture or the abode of the rajas and now has become the foremost destination to visit in India.

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