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Gender and Violence in British India

The Road to Amritsar, 1914–1919

  • Authors
  • Robert McLain

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About this book

Introduction

In British India, the years during and following World War I saw imperial unity deteriorate into a bitter dispute over "native" effeminacy and India's postwar fitness for self-rule. This study demonstrates that increasingly ferocious dispute culminated in the actual physical violence of the Amritsar Massacre of 1919.

Keywords

British India critique gender India Indian politics rhetoric violence

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137448545
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49650-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44854-5
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