The Empire of the Raj

India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858–1947

  • Authors
  • Robert J. Blyth

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Empire of the Raj: The Definition, Delineation and Dynamics of the Indian Sphere

  3. The Indian Sphere Before 1914

  4. The Indian Sphere, 1914–1937

  5. The End of the Indian Sphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-270

About this book


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.


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