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Author Roy Chowdhury, Sharmishtha

Title The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (229 p.)
Series Empires in Perspective Ser
Empires in perspective
Contents "Those long months in the hideous flat" : recasting Indian landscapes in Mesopotamia -- Moderates and the Mother Goddess in Mesopotamia : the Bengali war effort -- Reimagining the Indian landscape after Jallianwala Bagh, 1919 -- Conclusion: Homelands, holy lands, and official gardens of nationalism
Summary Between 1914, when the Great War began, and 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate ended, British and Indian officials and activists reformulated political ideas in the context of total war in the Middle East, Gandhian mass mobilisation, and the 1919 Amritsar massacre. Using discussions on travel, spatiality, and landscape as an entry point, The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924 discusses the complex politics of late colonial India and the waning of imperial enthusiasm. This book presents a multifaceted picture of Indian politics at a time when total war and resurgent anticolonial activism were reshaping assumptions about state power, culture, and resistance
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury teaches in the Department of History at Queens College, the City University of New York. Her research areas are in twentieth-century world history, modern European and Indian history. She is also active in digital humanities pedagogy and training
Subject World War (1914-1918)
Anti-imperialist movements -- India -- History -- 20th century
Landscapes -- Political aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century
Travel -- Political aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Iraq
World War, 1914-1918 -- Political aspects -- India
Anti-imperialist movements.
British colonies.
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / General
International relations.
Landscapes -- Political aspects.
Military campaigns.
Politics and government.
Travel -- Political aspects.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947
India -- Relations -- Middle East
Middle East -- Relations -- India
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429439024 (electronic bk.)
0429798733 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
0429798741 (electronic bk. : EPUB)
9780429439025 (electronic bk.)
9780429798733 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
9780429798740 (electronic bk. : EPUB)