|Assertion (A) When British left India, there were more than five hundred princely states in India.|
|Reason (R) Princely states themselves initiated the process of integration of India.|
A) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A
B) Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A
C) A is true, but R is false
D) A is false, but R is true
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Statement is true as when British left India, there were more than five hundred Princely States in India. But the British had left it to the rulers of the princely states to decide whether they wanted to merge with India with Pakistan or remain independent. The integration of these princely states was a difficult and uncertain task. Hence, reason given for the statement A is not correct.
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