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First posted on November 7th 2005, last revised on May 31st 2010







The Province of Himachal Pradesh was formed in 1948. With the Union of India being transformed into the Republic of India in 1950, Himachal Province was transformed into Himachal Pradesh (State). A number of Princely States merged into it in 1954. For the history prior to 1948/1954 see under Punjab respectively the Princely States linked below.

Princely States : Bashahr, Bija, Bilaspur, Chamba, Dhadi, Jubbal, Kanethi, Kumharsain, Kunihar, Kuthar, Mailog, Nalagarh, Sirmur, Suket, Tharoch

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Country Profiles Current from India Net Zone; from Wikipedia; from Webindia 123
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Links General Category : Himachal Pradesh, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Himachal Pradesh, from Wikipedia
Organizations Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Simla, Himachal Pradesh
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines
Accounts of History Current from Webindia 123, from Wikipedia, from Himachal Pradesh Government Official Website
Historical
Specific Periods
Politics Government and Politics in Himachal Pradesh, from Wikipedia
Category : Indian Political Parties - Himachal Pradesh, from Wikipedia
Military
Economy & Finances from Webindia 123, from Economy Watch, from Wikipedia
Chetan Singh, Polyandry and Customary Rights of Landownership in the Western Himalaya, IEHC 2006
Crafts of Himachal Pradesh, from India Crafts
Social History
Ethnography People of Himachal Pradesh, from Webindia 123
Religion Religion in Himachal Pradesh, from Webindia 123
Temples of H.P., from Indian Temples Portal; from India Net Zone
History of Regions
Local History see Bashahr, Bilaspur, Chamba, Nalagarh, Sirmur, Suket
History of Shimla, from Wikipedia, from Journey Mart
History of Kangra District
Indian Princely States, by H. Soszynski, index page
List of Indian Princely States, from Wikipedia
Royal and Ruling Houses of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas : India, from Royal Ark (Christopher Buyers)
Institutions Brief History of Himachal Pradesh Police, from Himachal Pradesh Police
Structurae : Himachal Pradesh
Others India Environment Portal : Himachal Pradesh
Terrestrial Ecoregions : Indo-Malayan, from WWF; scroll down for Western Himalayan Subalpine Conifer Forests, Western Himalayan Broadleaf Forests, Himalayan Subtropical Pine Forests

DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen Governors of Himachal Pradesh, from World Statesmen
Royal and Ruling Houses of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas : India, from Royal Ark (Christopher Buyers)
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : India, by State (Province), from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Population of Cities : India, Tamil Nadu, from City Population
Election Results from Psephos (since 1998)
India Election Database, results since 1989
Election Database, from Election Commission of India, results since 1977
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
Documents Historical Newspapers
Modern Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Photos of Himachal Pradesh, by Peter Langer
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Search Janus (catalogues of archives and manuscript collections held throughout Cambridge)
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties
Document Collections
Historical Maps Maps of Punjab, from Maps of India, from Maps-India
Eastern Punjab & Kashmir (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Punjab (Bartholomew 1909), posted by DSAL
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Kangra, Dharmsala, Bashahr, Chamba, Sirmur, from EB 1911
Religious
Economic
Geographical Article Sirmur, Jubbal, Balsan, Simla Hill States, Suket, Kangra District, Kanethi, Nalagarh, Bija, Kunihar, Madhan, Keonthal, Mailog, Bilaspur State, Kumharsain State Kuthar State, Chamba State, from Imperial Gazetteer of India (1909), posted by DSAL
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives List of State Archives (India), scroll down for Himachal Pradesh
Musea Museums in H.P., from India Tourism
Monuments Alphabetical List of Monuments - Himachal Pradesh, from Archaeological Survey of India
Himachal Pradesh Index, from Showcaves
Himachal Pradesh Temples, from Indian Temples Portal
Category : Forts in Himachal Pradesh, from Wikipedia
Libraries
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms

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Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on India Publications of the Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies
R.C. Prasad, N. Singh, New Additions in Bibliographic Database on Himalayas
Online Libraries general Project Gutenberg, Online Catalogue, keywords Ceylon
Internet Archive
e-corpus
on India Digital Library of India
History of India Digital Library
Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library
Online Journals
Online Yearbooks
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Historical Dictionaries
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Yearbooks Article : India : Himachal Pradesh, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.385-386, 1975-1976 pp.365-366, 1976-1977 pp.365-366, 1978-1979 pp.632-633, 1979-1980 pp.637-638, 1980-1981 pp.634-635, 1981-1982 pp.638-639, 1983-1984 pp.640-641, 1984-1985 pp.641-642, 1985-1986 pp.644-646, 1986-1987 pp.647-648, 1987-1988 pp.653-654, 1988-1989 pp.656-657, 1989-1990 pp.662-664, 1990-1991 pp.663-665, 1991-1992 pp.661-662, 1992-1993 pp.733-735, 1993-1994 pp.734-735, 1994-1995 pp.726-727, 1995-1996 pp.722-724, 1996-1997 pp.665-666, 1997-1998 pp.670-671, 1998-1999 pp.721-723, 2000 pp.829-831, 2001 pp.806-808, 2002 pp.839-841, 2003 pp.841-843, 2004 pp.846-848, 2005 pp.846-848, 2006 pp.842-844 [G]