The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924
- Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury
- History > Europe - Great Britain - General
Between 1914, when the Great War began, and 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate ended, British and Indian officials and activists reformulated political ideas in the context of total war in the Middle East, Gandhian mass mobilisation, and the 1919 Amritsar massacre. Using discussions on travel, spatiality, and landscape as an entry point, The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924 discusses the complex politics of late colonial India and the waning of imperial enthusiasm. This book presents a multifaceted picture of Indian politics at a time when total war and resurgent anticolonial activism were reshaping assumptions about state power, culture, and resistance.
I work in modern world history with research and teaching interests in the history of modern Europe, modern India, and the modern Middle East. I am especially interested in twentieth-century literature produced in these areas, in the forgotten texts of the interwar years, the world wars and of the Indian freedom movement.
I am currently working on two book manuscripts. One is on the intellectual culture of interwar French military officers. The other is a historical novel set during the 1947 Partition of India.
I enjoy writing in different keys (those who know me will recognize my Round Table) and can’t recommend the practice enough.
Source: Women Also Know History
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