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India, 1885-1947 : the unmaking of an empire

Author: Ian Copland
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The pivotal question posed by this book is how a valued and seemingly permanent imperial possession - the "jewel in the crown"--Came to be granted independence only sixty years after the establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885." "On the face of it, decolonisation seems to have been the direct result of nationalist pressure, but Ian Copland suggests that the reality was more complex - he gives the full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Copland, Ian, 1943-
India, 1885-1947.
Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001
(OCoLC)606657827
Online version:
Copland, Ian, 1943-
India, 1885-1947.
Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001
(OCoLC)607890274
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Copland
ISBN: 0582381738 9780582381735
OCLC Number: 47023696
Description: xviii, 138 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rulers and Subjects --
The Power of the Sword --
Collaboration --
The Limited Raj --
Analysis --
Imperial Dilemmas --
The Illusion of Permanence --
Benefits and Costs --
Macaulay's Children --
The Devolution of Power --
Nationalism --
Indian 'Unrest' --
Nationalist Imaginings --
Christmas Tamashas --
The Coming of the Mahatma --
Non-Cooperation and After --
Muslim Separatism --
The Numbers Game --
The 'Parting of the Ways' --
Homelands --
Handing Over --
The Catalyst of War --
Towards Partition --
Mottled Dawn --
Assessment --
The Gift of Freedom.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: Ian Copland.

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India was the jewel in the British imperial crown. This is the story of her struggle for independence from 1880-1947, with Gandhi as its central figure.  Read more...

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