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India 1885-1947 : The Unmaking of an Empire - Ian Copland

India 1885-1947

The Unmaking of an Empire

Paperback Published: 10th September 2001
ISBN: 9780582381735
Number Of Pages: 156

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The establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885 marked a turning point in modern South Asian history. At the time, few grasped the significance of the event, nor understood the power that its leader would come to wield. From humble beginnings, the Congress led by Gandhi would go on to spearhead India s fight for independence from British rule: in 1947 it succeeded the British Raj as the regional ruling power. Ian Copland provides both a narrative and analysis of the process by which Indians and Pakistanis emancipated themselves from the seemingly iron-clad yoke of British imperialism. In so doing, he goes to the heart of what sets modern India apart from most other countries in the region its vigorous democracy.

Introduction to the Seriesp. vii
Note on Referencing Systemp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Author's Acknowledgementsp. xi
Publisher's Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Mapsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xvi
The Backgroundp. 1
Rulers and Subjectsp. 3
The Power of the Swordp. 3
Collaborationp. 7
The Limited Rajp. 11
Analysisp. 15
Imperial Dilemmasp. 17
The Illusion of Permanencep. 17
Benefits and Costsp. 20
Macaulay's Childrenp. 24
The Devolution of Powerp. 25
Nationalismp. 31
Indian 'Unrest'p. 31
Nationalist Imaginingsp. 36
Christmas Tamashasp. 39
The Coming of the Mahatmap. 45
Non-Cooperation and Afterp. 49
Muslim Separatismp. 53
The Numbers Gamep. 53
The 'Parting of the Ways'p. 57
Homelandsp. 60
Handing Overp. 64
The Catalyst of Warp. 64
Towards Partitionp. 70
Mottled Dawnp. 75
Assessmentp. 81
The Gift of Freedomp. 83
Documentsp. 89
Glossaryp. 118
Who's Whop. 120
Bibliographyp. 126
Indexp. 130
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ISBN: 9780582381735
ISBN-10: 0582381738
Series: Seminar Studies in History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 10th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1