India 1885-1947 The Unmaking of an Empire

ISBN-10: 0582381738

ISBN-13: 9780582381735

Edition: 2001

Authors: Ian Copland
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Description: India's struggle for indepENDence is an extraordinary story. The pivotal question posed by this book is how a valued and seemingly permanent imperial possession - the "jewel in the crown" - came to be given its freedom only sixty years after the establishment of the Congress 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 social, political and economic context up to the transfer of power in 1947. The account covers * the Indian National Congress * the central figure of Gandhi * the first years of indepENDence Helpful features include a biographical guide to the main protagonists and a chronological outline of the main events. IAN COPLAND is Associate Professor of History at Monash University, Australia.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction to the Series
Note on Referencing System
Preface
Author's Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Maps
Chronology
The Background
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
Documents
Glossary
Who's Who
Bibliography
Index
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