The Empire of the Raj

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This text examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub imperial impulses clashed with the relentlessly advancing metropole.

'Robert Blyth's study of the administrative and diplomatic struggles between the Indian and British imperial governments illuminates the dynamics of sub-imperial expansion beyond the Raj...' - A. J. Stockwell, JRAS



Autorentext
ROBERT J. BLYTH is Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

Zusammenfassung
British India, as a result of history, geopolitics and its unique status within the Empire, controlled a chain of overseas agencies that stretched from southern Persia to eastern Africa. This book examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub-imperial impulses clashed with the relentlessly advancing metropole. The nature of the struggle over political control between Britain and Indian reveals differences in perception and approach during a period of profound change in Anglo-Indian relations.

Inhalt
The Empire of the Raj: the definition, delineation and dynamics of the Indian sphere PART I: THE INDIAN SPHERE BEFORE 1914 'A Glacis of Varying Breadth and Dimension': Persia and the Indian sphere, c .1850-1914 'A Conflict of Directions': the control of Zanzibar agency, c .1856-1883 'He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune': Aden and Somaliland, c .1869-1914 PART II: THE INDIAN SPHERE, 1914-1937 'A Colony for India?': the struggle for East Africa, c .1914-1924 'Basrah is as Near Delhi as Rangoon': realigning the Middle East, 1914-1921 'When One Comes to Details, Difficulties Bristle': the Aden transfer, 1914-1937 PART III: POSTSCRIPT: THE END OF THE INDIAN SPHERE 'A Sort of Gilded Parochialism': the political control of the Persian Gulf, 1928-1948 Bibliography

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Produktinformationen

Titel
The Empire of the Raj
Untertitel
India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858-1947
Autor
EAN
9780333914755
ISBN
978-0-333-91475-5
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
270
Gewicht
510g
Größe
H22mm x B222mm x T148mm
Jahr
2003
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
2003
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