“That by placing matters of such constitutional character for discussion and recommendations of the House, abundant evidence of the complete identity of interest between the Ruler and the People was demonstrated and clearly showed the constitutional basis of the entire administration.”
—Resolution passed by the Sandur Legislature when Instrument of Accession was executed between Y.R. Ghorpade, Ruler of Sandur and the Governor General of India in 1947.
“Sandur is an oasis in a desert…. The Ruler of a small State (Sandur) in South India has thrown open his temples to the Harijans. The heavens have not fallen.”
—Mahatma Gandhi, 1934