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How many states were there at the time of Independence in India (other then princely states) and what were their names?

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How many states were there at the time of Independence in India (other then princely states) and what were their names?
posted Mar 20, 2016 by anonymous

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At the time of independence in 1947, British India had 17 provinces (states). Upon the Partition of British India into India and Pakistan, 11 provinces (Ajmer-Merwara-Kekri, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Bombay, Central Provinces and Berar, Coorg, Delhi, Madras, Panth-Piploda, Orissa, and the United Provinces) joined India, 3 (Baluchistan, North-West Frontier and Sindh) joined Pakistan, and 3 (Punjab, Bengal and Assam) were partitioned between India and Pakistan.

  1. Ajmer-Merwara
  2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  3. Assam
  4. Baluchistan
  5. Bengal
  6. Bihar
  7. Bombay
  8. Central Provinces and Berar
  9. Coorg
  10. Delhi
  11. Madras
  12. North-West Frontier
  13. Orissa
  14. Panth-Piploda
  15. Punjab
  16. Sindh
  17. United Provinces
answer May 8, 2017 by Salil Agrawal
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