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Published: 15 October 2008

378 Pages | 19 illus. & 1 map

ISBN: 9780195471137

Bookseller Code (06)

Swat State, 1915-1969

From Genesis to Merger: An Analysis of Political, Administrative, Socio-Political, and Economic Development


This book discusses the history and the institutions of the princely state of Swat. It traces the development of Swat in the cultural and social spheres, highlighting for the contemporary reader the rich and multifaceted nature of life in this attractive and strategically placed fabled state. During the British era, when the state enjoyed autonomy, Swat progressed in terms of education, agriculture, communications and tourism far in advance of surrounding areas. The author also recounts the fascinating story of how Swat countered the neighboring states of Dir and Amb through diplomacy. Focusing on both the British and early Pakistani periods, this book will attract all readers of a bygone era.