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GokhaleThe Indian Moderates and the British Raj$
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B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195647518

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001

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Crisis in the Raj

Crisis in the Raj

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(p.268) 24 Crisis in the Raj
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Gokhale
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B. R. Nanda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0024

This chapter focuses on the political storm unleashed by the arrest of Lajpat Rai, the most prominent Congress leader of the Punjab, on 9 May 1907, and his deportation, without a trial, to Burma. The weeks which followed this drastic step were among the most tense and the most strenuous of Gokhale’s life. He had to batter against the wall of official prejudice; his own aims and motives were impugned by the authorities in Simla and London, who were led to believe that the Punjab was riddled with sedition and a second mutiny was imminent.

Keywords:   Gopal Krishna Gokhale, arrest of Lajpat Rai, deportation to Burma, mutiny, Simla, London

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