By D. A. Low
At the eve of the 50th anniversary of Indian independence Anthony Low examines anew the designated personality of probably the main momentous fight of the 20 th century. He indicates how the fight was once conditioned by means of the paradox of the British place, made up our minds to carry quick to their Indian empire but reluctant to supply unyielding resistance to their nationalist rivals. Britain and Indian Nationalism makes a massive contribution to the historiography of contemporary India, to Britain's family members with its empire, and to the background of decolonization within the 20th century.
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Harkness, The Restless Dominion: The Irish Free State and the British Commonwealth of Nations 1921-31, London 1969; C. Townshend, The British Campaign in Ireland 1919-1921, Oxford 1975; P. Canning, British Policy towards Ireland 1921-1941, Oxford 1985; N. Mansergh, The Unresolved Question. The Anglo-Irish Settlement and its Undoing 1912-1972, New Haven 1991. 62 The significance of these contemporaneous encounters for our present story is not only that they constituted the very much broader context within which the Indo-British conflict came to be fought out and that they serve to explain the origins of many of the expedients the British employed in India - 'Responsible Government', 'Federation', 'Dominion Status', 'the signing of a Treaty .
Mansergh, The Unresolved Question. The Anglo-Irish Settlement and its Undoing 1912-1972, New Haven 1991. 62 The significance of these contemporaneous encounters for our present story is not only that they constituted the very much broader context within which the Indo-British conflict came to be fought out and that they serve to explain the origins of many of the expedients the British employed in India - 'Responsible Government', 'Federation', 'Dominion Status', 'the signing of a Treaty . . between Her Majesty's Government and the constitution-making body' (as the Cripps' Offer put it in 1942) but that they quite vividly reveal the persistent characteristics of the British responses at this time to a whole series of major challenges to their imperial hold.
1931, TwP 5. 103 At the same time when with de Valera's victory in the Irish election of 1932 the Irish situation took a new turn and threw the very idea of Dominion Status as the principal solution to Britain's imperial difficulties into serious doubts it was the Cabinet which proceeded to downplay the thought of eventually granting Dominion Status to India, so much so indeed that the term figured nowhere in the ensuing Government of India Act of 1935. 104 In the end in the Government of India Act of 1935 they did provide for an All-India Federation with 'responsibility-at-the-centre\ But they so hemmed this in with such a formidable array of imperial 'safeguards', and with a legislature so constituted with Indian Princely nominations and Muslim seats as to ensure that Congress should never win a majority there, that they totally failed to assuage Indian opinion in the way which had originally been intended.
Britain and Indian Nationalism: The Imprint of Amibiguity 1929-1942 by D. A. Low