INDIA NORTH & NEPAL. Shows independent Sikkim. Bengal Orrissa 1952 old map

INDIA NORTH & NEPAL. Shows independent Sikkim. Bengal Orrissa 1952 old map

Product SKU: P-7-005748

Price £39.99

'India, North; Inset map of Bay of Bengal' by John Bartholomew (1952). Vintage colour map; Scale 1:4,000,000, 34.0 x 44.5cm, 13.25 x 17.5 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

Sikkim is shown as independent. In 1947, when India became independent, a popular vote rejected Sikkim's joining the Indian Union, and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru agreed to a special protectorate status for Sikkim. Sikkim came under the suzerainty of India, which controlled its external affairs, defence,

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'India, North; Inset map of Bay of Bengal'

Sikkim is shown as independent. In 1947, when India became independent, a popular vote rejected Sikkim's joining the Indian Union, and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru agreed to a special protectorate status for Sikkim. Sikkim came under the suzerainty of India, which controlled its external affairs, defence, diplomacy and communications, but Sikkim otherwise retained administrative autonomy. A state council was established in 1953 to allow for constitutional government under the Chogyal. Meanwhile, the Sikkim National Congress demanded fresh elections and greater representation for Nepalis in Sikkim. Palden Thondup Namgyal, the Chogyal at the time, proved to be extremely unpopular with the people, and in 1973, riots in front of the Chogyal's palace led to a formal request for protection from India.In 1975, the Prime Minister of Sikkim appealed to the Indian Parliament for Sikkim to become a state of India. In April of that year, the Indian Army took over the city of Gangtok and disarmed the Chogyal's palace guards. Thereafter, a referendum was held in which 97.5 per cent of voters supported abolishing the monarchy, effectively approving union with India. On 16 May 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union, and the monarchy was abolished. To enable the incorporation of the new state, the Indian Parliament amended the Indian Constitution. First, the 35th Amendment laid down a set of conditions that made Sikkim an "Associate State," a special designation not used by any other state. Later, the 36th Amendment repealed the 35th Amendment, and made Sikkim a full state, adding its name to the First Schedule of the Constitution.

DATE PRINTED: 1952    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 34.0 x 44.5cm, 13.25 x 17.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Vintage colour map; Scale 1:4,000,000

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. The map you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is another map or maps printed on the reverse side of the picture. The paper is thick, and the printing on the reverse does not show through to the front

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: John Bartholomew

PROVENANCE: "The Citizen's Atlas of the World"; by John Bartholomew; Published by John Bartholomew & Son limited, Edinburgh; 10th Edition

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