The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924

1st Edition

By Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury

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240 pages

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Between 1914, when the Great War began, and 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate ended, British and Indian officials and activists reformulated political ideas in the context of total war in the Middle East, Gandhian mass mobilisation, and the 1919 Amritsar massacre. Using discussions on travel, spatiality and landscape as an entry point, The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924 discusses the complex politics of late colonial India and the waning of imperial enthusiasm. This book presents a multifaceted picture of Indian politics at a time when total war and resurgent anticolonial activism were reshaping assumptions about state power, culture, and resistance.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction 

Chapter 2: "Those Long Months in the Hideous Flat": Recasting Indian Landscapes in Mesopotamia 

Chapter 3: Moderates and the Mother Goddess in Mesopotamia: The Bengali War Effort 

Chapter 4: Imagining the Indian Landscape after Jallianwala Bagh, 1919

Chapter 5: Conclusion: Homelands, Holy Lands, and Official Gardens of Nationalism 

About the Author

Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury teaches in the Department of History at Queens College, the City University of New York. Her research areas are in twentieth-century world history, modern European and Indian history. She is also active in digital humanities pedagogy and training.

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Empires in Perspective

This important series examines a diverse range of imperial histories from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Drawing on works of political, social, economic and cultural history, the history of science and political theory, the series encourages methodological pluralism and does not impose any particular conception of historical scholarship. While focused on particular aspects of empire, works published also seek to address wider questions on the study of imperial history.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
HIS027090
HISTORY / Military / World War I