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Echoes of MutinyRace, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America$
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Seema Sohi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199376247

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376247.001.0001

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Revolutionary Uprisings and Repressions during the First World War

Revolutionary Uprisings and Repressions during the First World War

(p.152) Chapter 5 Revolutionary Uprisings and Repressions during the First World War
Echoes of Mutiny

Seema Sohi

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the First World War as a critical period of anticolonial mobilization and repression. Heeding the Ghadar Party’s call to return to their native land and overthrow British rule, thousands of Indians from across the world boarded ships bound for India to initiate a series of planned uprisings that were quickly and systematically repressed by British authorities. Warning that British rule in India was in danger of being overthrown, British colonial administrators used the return of Indians from North America to implement a series of politically repressive laws in India. The circulation of Indian migrants and their radical anticolonial politics across the Pacific before and during the First World War served as a pretext for strengthening and expanding the powers of both the US and British Indian states in the name of national security and, by 1917, both governments had enacted laws aimed at restricting the mobility and activism of Indians.

Keywords:   First World War, mobilization, national security, political repression

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