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Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c.
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Maria Misra

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.001.0001

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Business, Politics, and Reform, 1919–1947

Business, Politics, and Reform, 1919–1947

(p.162) 7 Business, Politics, and Reform, 1919–1947
Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Maria Misra

Oxford University Press

Political circumstances underwent a radical change as the imperial government adopted a strategy of moderate reform and devolution of power, designed to preserve the imperial relationship in its essentials. Reform movements in India took on a momentum of their own as nationalism developed into a mass movement. These developments caused anxiety among expatriate businessmen, but they did not assume that their position was seriously threatened by political change. With the failure of expatriate business to establish better relations with the Indian government, it was left at independence with neither an informal arrangement with Indian business and politics, nor any formal political safeguards. The outbreak of World War II brought the final and most radical phase of political reform, but did not lead the managing agencies significantly to reevaluate their position.

Keywords:   reform, politics, European Association, Simon Commission, war

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