Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. Crown Rule to 1880; Chapter 2. Liberal Imperialism, 1880-1899; Chapter 3. The Consequences of Lord Curzon: India or the Empire, 1899-1916; Chapter 4. The First World War, 1914-1922; Chapter 5. Dyarchy and Depression, 1922-1939; Chapter 6. The Impact of War, 1939-1945; Chapter 7. Independence, 1945-1947; Conclusion; Appendix; Chronology; Notes; Glossary; Further Reading; Questions; Index
An examination of the last ninety years of British India from the establishment of Crown rule after the Mutiny to withdrawal and partition in 1947.
Lionel Knight is the retired head of history and politics at the City of London School in England. He holds an MA from Cambridge University and a teaching qualification from the Institute of Education, University of London, and was a schoolteacher fellow at St Hugh's College in Oxford. He has served on the councils of the Royal Asiatic Society and the Hakluyt Society.