1st Edition

Rule, Protest, Identity Aspects of Modern South Asia

Edited By Peter Robb, David Taylor Copyright 1978

    First published in 1978, Rural, Protest, Identity consists of eleven essays on modern South Asia. Its concern is with the diversity of the region, to suggest how its study may be enriched by the juxtaposition of various disciplines, and in particular through the examination of familiar subjects from less familiar points of view. Four papers deal with the ruling of modern India. One examines the relationship between the British government and an Indian state, one the legal implications of the emergency under Mrs. Gandhi, and two the role of civil servants in the formation of Indian government policy. Four more papers deal with aspects of protest movements: one with British Ceylon, one with a follower of Gandhi, and two with Gandhi himself. Three final papers treat questions of identity from literary or linguistic standpoints. Two discuss ideas or stereotypes as expressed in famous books, and the third considers a linguistic movement in Pakistan. This book will be of interest to student of South Asian studies, history, economics, literature and political science.

    Contributors Preface 1. The Governor-General, the Bengal Council and the Civil Service, 1800-35 Richard J. Bingle 2. Sayaji Rao Gaekwar and ‘Sedition’ Ian Copland 3. The Bureaucrat as Reformer Peter Robb 4. Emergency and Preventive Detention in India J. Duncan M. Derrett 5. Jaina Goals and Disciplines in Gandhi’s Pursuit of Swaraj Stephen Hay 7. ‘Gora’, Gandhi’s Atheist Follower Hugh Gray 8. Reformism, Nationalism, and Protest in British Ceylon Michael Roberts 9. The Genesis of the Baby Christine Baxter 10. Raja Rao’s The Serpent and the Rope and the Idea of India Haydn Moore Williams 11. Rival Linguistic Identities in Pakistan Punjab C. Shackle


    Peter Robb and David Taylor