The Recipients of the Orders of the Star of India, Indian Empire & Crown of India


Galloway, Peter:Exalted, Eminent, and Imperial. Honours of the British Raj.  Spink [London] 2014, 1st edition, large quarto [8.5 x 12ins]. 45 plates [1 to 4 images per plate], xxvi.851pp. Blue cloth gilt with pictorial dust wrapper, fine, new condition. This title deals exclusively and exhaustively with the three Indian Orders of Knighthood – the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, and the Imperial Order of the Crown of India. A large section of the book is devoted to a comprehensive list of the Grand Masters and Officers of the Orders of the Star of India and the Order of the Indian Empire. Here is chronological order of appointment is every recipient with precise date of award, position held, and usually their date of birth and death. This section is fully indexed and provides information in a form not easily accessible elsewhere in this useful format. The recipients of the Order of the Crown of India are also listed in the index with the date of award. That award was very limited in size and awarded only to women, typically royalty, wives of Viceroys, and some wives of Governors and senior Ruling Princes. Chapters of the Orders, when new appointments were often made, were held at each of the Durbars. An invaluable reference work.     aug31/5

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