Ramparts of Empire

British Imperialism and India’s Afghan Frontier, 1918–1948

  • Brandon Marsh

Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. 11

    1. Brandon Marsh
      Pages 1-7
  3. The North-West Frontier and Post-War Imperialism

  4. The North-West Frontier and the Nationalist Challenge

  5. The North-West Frontier and the End of Empire

  6. Conclusion: The End of British Rule and the Frontier Legacy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-292

About this book


This cultural and political study examines British perceptions and policies on India's Afghan Frontier between 1918 and 1948 and the impact of these on the local Pashtun population, India as a whole, and the decline of British imperialism in South Asia.


British Raj British India North-West Frontier Afghanistan Pakistan Waziristan Afghan Frontier Pashtun Nationalism Indian Political Service Indian Army British Army Interwar Decolonization British rule imperialism India

Authors and affiliations

  • Brandon Marsh
    • 1
  1. 1.Bridgewater CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47678-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37401-1
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