Routledge Revivals: India and the Simon Report (1930): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Routledge Revivals: India and the Simon Report (1930)

1st Edition

Edited by C.F. Andrews

Routledge

187 pages

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First published in 1930, this book sought to explain to western readers the vital necessity of approaching the ‘Indian problem’ from the emerging national standpoint in India, and of appreciating its ideals. The author relates this necessity directly to the task undertaken by the Simon Commission in 1928 to make a survey of India and the resultant suggestions for constitutional changes in their report in early 1930. This work represents an attempt to bridge the gulf between India and Britain, one which appeared to be widening at the time of the report. This book will be of interest to students of colonialism and colonial India, especially as a prelude to its independence in 1947.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The Accusation 2. Glaring Misstatements 3. The National Awakening 4. The New Spirit 5. Village India 6. Social Restraint 7. The Joint Family 8. Caste in India 9. Marriage and Caste 10. Child Marriage 11. Women’s Rights 12. The Depressed Classes 13. The Poverty of India 14. The Problem of Population 15. Kalighat 16. Hinduism as a Religion 17. The Hindu-Muslim Question 18. India Character 19. The Unity of India 20. The Two Civilizations; Appendices; I. Tagore’s Letter II. A Letter to The Times III. The Slaves of the Gods; Index

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HISTORY / General
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HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
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HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / Imperialism
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations