Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India by Lawrence James lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
The Softback Preview, 1998, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: The Raj, outwardly so monolithic and magnificent, was always precarious. Its masters knew that it rested ultimately on the goodwill of Indians, which was why pressure for self-government was met with a mixture of compromise and sternness. The twists and turns of the struggle for independence are told with a wealth of fresh material. Lawrence James galvanises a subject already rich in incident and character: the India of the Raj was that of Clive, the Marquess Wellesley, Havelock, Kipling, Curzon and Gandhi and a host of lesser-known but vivid men and women. Raj probes their world and how they reacted to it. It will also provoke debate, using recently released official and private papers to shed new light, flattering and unflattering, on Mountbatten and the other central and tragic events of 1946-47 that ended what had been simultaneously an exercise in benign autocracy and an experiment in altruism.
[XIV] 722 pages. Index. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!