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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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A House Divided Against Itself

A House Divided Against Itself

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(p.361) 32 A House Divided Against Itself
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Gokhale
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B. R. Nanda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0032

This chapter describes Gokhale’s disappointment with the ‘reformed’ Congress and the ongoing conflicts between the Moderates and the Extremists. The Lahore Congress (December 1909) revealed the tensions between the government and the Congress, the Hindus and the Muslims, and the Moderates and the Extremists. The reforms had lost their glamour even before they had actually been launched. There was hardly any prospect of the constitutional issue being reopened for at least a decade. Meanwhile, something had to be done to contain the racial and religious bitterness, and to arrest the demoralization and dissension within the Congress.

Keywords:   Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian National Congress, Lahore Congress, Moderates and Extremists, tensions

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