Though based mostly on the secondary works, books on the Political history of the State from the time it was founded in 1846 to its accession in 1948, are galore. But the study of Socio-economic history has practically been neglected. Still more distressing is the fact that even those few scholars who have lifted their pen to write on it, have done so with a jaundiced eye and on the basis of only a fraction of the available material. As a result, the readers have formed a number of false and misconceived notions about the men who ruled, their motives and the out-come of what they did.
The present work is the result of about six years labour of love without prejudice against any region, religion and race, and is excepted to promote harmony between all the people of the State by apprising them with the factual events that took place from 1885 to 1925, notwithstanding any difference of opinion and interpretation. Yet another purpose of the book is to assist the policy makers for the greater number of people by highlighting the country and people's potential as well as prejudices and other failing which impeded in the past their progress in such important fields of activity as health, sanitation, education, agriculture and industry, besides other.