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Thoughts on Indian Discontents (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Edwyn Bevan


168 pages

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First published in 1929, this title presents some reflections from one of the leading cultural commenters of his day, Edwyn Bevan, on the notoriously controversial subject of burgeoning Indian Nationalism during the twilight of the British Empire.

Bevan’s analysis of the peculiarities, tensions and divisive issues of the Indian situation as it existed at the end of the 1920s is of particular relevance today, as historians attempt to develop a nuanced and, as far as possible, objective account of the differing mentalities that proved so volatile. The argument proceeds with reference to a range of seemingly disparate topics: the difference between forward- and backward-looking nationalism, the physical well-being of the average Indian, and religious ethos, to name only three. This fascinating reissue will prove valuable to students of Indian and colonial history, British foreign policy and the politics of nationalism.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Indian Unrest, The New Phase 2. The Burden of the Past 3. The Motives of the British 4. The Way Out of the Deadlock 5. The Essential Task 6. The Problem of Religion 7. Backward-Looking Nationalism 8. The Vision of What Might Be

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia