Swat State, 1915-1969

From Genesis to Merger: An Analysis of Political, Administrative, Socio-Political, and Economic Development
Author(s): 
Sultan-i-Rome,
ISBN: 
9780195471137
Date published: 
July 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£13.99

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 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 neighbouring states of Dir and Amb through diplomacy.