By Tim Leadbeater

Britain and India, 1845-1947 has been aimed in particular at scholars following the Edexcel necessities for this era at AS and A2. It charts the political, advertisement, and cultural dating among India and Britain in this time, detailing how this shifted as a result international wars. There also are chapters protecting the increase of nationalism in India and the trail to independence.

Show description

Read or Download Access to History. Britain and India 1845-1947 PDF

Best india books

India: A Million Mutinies Now

A brand new York instances outstanding Book

Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his trips via his ancestral fatherland, with a brand new preface by means of the author.
 
Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and fervour for a rustic that's right now his and absolutely alien, India: one million Mutinies Now relates the tales of a number of the humans he met touring there greater than fifty years in the past. He explores how they've been suggested by way of the innumerable frictions found in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of spiritual religion, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This booklet represents Naipaul’s final note on his place of birth, complementing his different India travelogues, a space of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.

Song of Kali

"O negative spouse of Siva / Your tongue is ingesting the blood, / O darkish mom! O unclad mom. " it truly is awesome that ahead of scripting this first novel, Dan Simmons had spent purely and a part days in Calcutta, a urban "too depraved to be suffered," his narrator says. thankfully again in print after numerous years in which it used to be difficult to acquire, this wealthy, extraordinary novel essentially reeks with surroundings.

The Great Divergence Reconsidered: Europe, India, and the Rise to Global Economic Power

Opposite to well known narratives, marketplace Integration in Europe and India exhibits that Europe's upward push to its present prestige as an undisputed international monetary chief was once now not the impact of the economic Revolution, nor can or not it's defined via coal or colonial exploitation. utilizing a wealth of recent ancient facts stretching from the 17th to the 20th century, Roman Studer exhibits that the good Divergence happened within the 17th century, if no longer prior.

Extra resources for Access to History. Britain and India 1845-1947

Sample text

Although not fighting for its existence, it was certainly contesting with equally powerful forces and was not invincible. Britain’s alliance with Russia (and France) meant that a wartime threat to India from the north was inconceivable. However, in the event of Britain’s defeat, then Russia might march in. This concentrated Indian minds on supporting the British war effort. On the other hand, even in the event of victory, the war would be likely to have weakened Britain’s power, creating much more favourable conditions for the nationalist movement.

In 1904, Curzon ordered Sir Francis Younghusband to lead an expedition to investigate. They encountered no Russians and annexed Tibet but only by machine-gunning monks trying to defend their territory. The image of a civilised, competent British Empire was seriously tarnished. 32 | Britain and India 1845–1947 Profile: Lord Curzon 1859–1925 1859 1885 1887 1891–2 1895–8 1899 January 1905 November 1925 – – – – – – – – Born in Derbyshire Entered Parliament Extensive travels in Asia Undersecretary for India Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Viceroy of India Resigned as Viceroy Died Curzon seems to have been fascinated by India and the Empire since his time at Eton, public school of the British élite.

Key question How did political protest re-emerge? The Ghadr movement Ghadr Translates as mutiny. Key term Most disturbing for the British were a number of mutinies. There were two early mutinies of Pathans in the winter of 1914–15 apparently caused by fear that they would be led by Muslim officers. Indian troops in Singapore had learned from reports and personal letters about the death toll at the Battle of the Somme (1916). A rumour that they were to embark for France led to a rampage and the killing of European civilians, including women.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 20 votes