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Keeping the jewel in the crown : the British betrayal of India / Walter Reid.

Author/creator Reid, Walter, 1944- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Edingurgh : Birlinn Limited, 2016.
Descriptionx, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- The End of Empire -- The Argument -- 2.The Back story -- The Reasons for Empire -- The Indian Background -- The Cultural Divide -- 3.The Morley-Minto Reforms -- 4.The Impact of the First World War -- 5.The Montagu -- Chelmsford Reforms -- India after the War -- Montagu -- Chelmsford -- Montagu -- Chelmsford -- The Thinking behind the Reforms -- The Reaction in India -- The Reaction in Britain -- 6.Gandhi -- 7.Amritsar -- 8.Rufus Isaacs, First Marquess of Reading -- 9.British Politics between the Wars -- 10.Lord Irwin -- 11.F.E. Smith and the Simon Commission -- 12.Empire, Dominions and Commonwealth -- Birth of Dominion -- How Independent Were the Dominions? -- Commonwealth: the End of Empire? -- 13.The Irwin Declaration -- 14.Simon and Irwin Collide: the Political Reaction -- 15.Reaction to the Declaration in India -- 16.The Gandhi -- Irwin Pact -- 17.The Round-table Conferences -- 18.Willingdon --
Contents Note continued: 19.Confusion within the Conservative Party -- Baldwin and the St George's Election -- Pressure Groups -- 20.Looking Behind Churchill's Words -- 21.The Background to the India Bill: Civil War in the Conservative Party -- 22.Churchill and the Privileges Committee -- 23.The Legislation -- 24.After the Act -- 25.Rab Butler -- 26.Linlithgow: A New Viceroy for the New Act -- 27.Indian Politics -- 28.Policy and the War -- 29.Amery -- 30.Military Developments -- 31.Stafford Cripps -- Mission One (1939) -- Moscow (1940 -- 42) -- 32.Preparation for the Mission of 1942 -- 33.Cripps in India -- Deadlock -- American Influence -- 34.Failure of the Mission -- 35.Quit India -- 36.Government Policy Post-Cripps -- 37.Wavell -- 38.Wavell as Viceroy -- 39.The Simla Conference -- 40.A New World -- Collapse of Morale -- The Red Peril -- Official Thinking after the Second World War -- 41.India in 1945 -- 42.The Cabinet Mission -- 43.After the Failure of the Mission --
Contents Note continued: Wavell under Attlee -- 44.The Last Viceroy -- 45.Mountbatten's Instructions -- 46.The View from Whitehall -- 47.The Princely States -- 48.The Final Plan -- 49.Commonwealth and Independence -- 50.Endgame -- Drawing Lines on the Map -- Last Days -- After the Awards -- 51.Conclusion.
ISBN1780273363 hardcover
ISBN9781780273365 hardcover
Standard identifier# YBP12715241

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