This book is a study of the relationship between the princes and government of India. The author wanted to focus the attention of the political world of India upon this all important question. Relation of the States with Government formed a kind of semi-international law which was too delicate to codify and too complex to be analysed. The object of this book is to analyse and interpret this unique system of polity that developed in India, partly as a result of policy and partly as a result of historical accident. The book is of great importance for political scientists and Policy makers.