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Volume: 47 Issue: 9

Contents of History Today, September 1997

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M. Naeem Qureshi on a remnant of empire which has moved beyond being a mere repository of the Raj.

David Washbrook on how the trauma of mutiny was catalyst to a new imperial vision - courtesy of skilful Victorian public relations for the subcontinent.

Jean Alphonse Bernard considers the two key provinces and how they became touchstones and then powderkegs in the nationalist aspirations of both sides.

Partha Mitter looks at how tensions and cultural interchange between Indians and Britons are conveyed in the imagery of the colonial period.

Judith Brown assesses the curious coupling of sage and politician that achieved much - but not all - for Hindu aspirations.

Paul Murphy on the Raj pioneers who set in train thoughts of conservation in independent India.

Vernon Hewitt on one of the bitterest legacies of partition that remains unsolved fifty years on.

Mushirul Hasan looks at the reflection of the trauma and tragedy of partition through literature and personal histories.

Coming home to mother? Bhikhu Parekh on the impact the subcontinent’s peoples have had (and continue to have) in Britain itself.

Francis Robinson considers what the Muslims wanted - and what they got - out of the decision to divide the subcontinent on religious lines.

Introductory chronology for this special commemorative issue marking 50 years since Britain relinquished colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent.

Tanika Sarkar examines the evolving position of women in India before 1947 and since independence.


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