Eclipse of Empire

By: D.A. Low

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The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed the great dramas of the ending of Western imperial rule in Africa and Asia. A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world. Professor Anthony Low has studied the end of the British Empire and its aftermath for many years. This volume brings together for the first time many of his major essays on the subject. Contents 1. The contraction of England: an inaugural lecture 1984; 2. The twentieth century revolution in Monson Asia; 3. India and Britain: the climactic years 1917–1947; 4. The forgotten Bania: merchant communities and the Indian National Congress; 5. Counterpart experiences: India/Indonesia 1920s–1950s; 6. Emergencies and elections in India; 7. East Africa: towards the new order 1945–1963 with John Lonsdale; 8. Africa Year 1960; 9. The end of the British Empire in Africa; 10. History and independent Africa’s political trauma; 11. Political superstructures in post-colonial states (i) A register of constructs; (ii) A dislocated polity: Uganda 1960–86; 12. Little Britain and large Commonwealth (i) The post-imperial Commonwealth; (ii) Commonwealth studies and Commonwealth countries; 13. Australia in the eastern hemisphere. Printed Pages: 381.

Title: Eclipse of Empire

Author Name: D.A. Low

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1991

ISBN: 0521383293

ISBN 13: 9780521383295

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Size: 16 Cms x 24 Cms

Seller ID: 027734

Keywords: Empire India Indira Gandhi Politics