The Congress in Tamilnad: Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Congress in Tamilnad

Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937, 1st Edition

By David Arnold


256 pages

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Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad’s geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential themes. One is the evolution of the Tamil Congress as a regional political party. The second is the changing relationship between a nationalist movement and a colonial regime. Examining in close detail these themes, this book, first published in 1977, presents the story of the Congress in Tamilnad as a case-study of how nationalist parties evolved during the later stages of colonialism.

Table of Contents

1. Nationalist and Regional Politics 2. The Non-Cooperation Experiment 3. The Swarajists’ Dilemma 4. Confrontation 5. Coalescence 6. Rapprochement

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British in India

This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference source.

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HISTORY / General