CONCORD OF PRINCES (1956):
AGENDA: ABOLITION OF THE PRINCELY PRIVILEGES.
Following Independence in 1947, all men in India were supposed to have been made equal under law. However, this was clearly contradicted by one principal policy in the country, the continuation of Princely Privilege. This effectively meant that the government was not the sole authority of the Indian people, and tribute continued to be paid to the rulers of the princely states who conceded to joining the republic. Titles continued to hold some Indians above others, without any distinguishing merit between them. Such a failure to fulfil the Indian ideal cannot continue forever. With so much time passing between the integration of the states in the country, the issue was bound to be raised. The meeting to finally decide the state of Princely States and Titles is underway. Succession and history must either be adapted to coexist with the narrative of equality the nation maintains, or collapse in the face of it.
Presenting to you this crisis committee, the Concord of Princes (1956).