Gender and Violence in British India

The Road to Amritsar, 1914–1919

  • Authors
  • Robert McLain

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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.


British India critique gender India Indian politics rhetoric violence

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  • 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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