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The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Nicholas Owen

Abstract

This book examines the complex and often troubled relationship between anti-imperialist campaigners in Britain and India, from the formation of the Indian National Congress in 1885 to the winning of independence in 1947. It traces the efforts of British radicals and socialists to identify forms of anti-imperialism in India, which fitted comfortably with their existing beliefs and their sense of how authentic progressive movements were supposed to work. On the other side of the relationship, it charts the trajectory of the Indian National Congress as it shifted from appeals couched in language ... More

Keywords: anti-colonialism, British Empire, India, Indian National Congress, Indian nationalism, Gandhi, British left, Labour Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199233014
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Owen, author
Praelector and University Lecturer in Politics, The Queen's College, Oxford.
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