First published in 1937, this book grew out of the author’s belief that there needed to be a ‘drastic revision’ of British policy on the North-West Frontier of India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan) in order to achieve a lasting peace. The author examined the causes of continued hostility and non-military methods that might prevent further outbreaks of war — reducing or removing British troops and leaving the settlement of disputes to Indians. He traces the changing attitudes of Indians towards British rule and the increasing popularity of calls for independence while also detailing the wider Indian context. This book will be of interest to students of Indian and colonial history.
Preface 1. The World Situation 2. Foreign Policy and the League 3. The Russian Menace 4. Soviet Russian 5. The Border Tribes 6. A Revised Frontier Policy 7. The Frontier Movement 8. The Simla Debate 9. Disarmament and the Frontier 10. Air bombing on the Frontier 11. The Brotherhood of Islam 12. The Hindu Tradition 13. The Far East 14. The Shock of Abyssinia 15. The Challenge of Asia 16. Summary Conclusions; Index