A Governors' Raj: British Administration during Lord Irwin's Viceroyalty, 1926-1931 (Hardback)Michael Fenwick Macnamara (author)
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This book explores the nature and impact of the governor's role in developing government policy, and the consequent effect in British India. Analysing the governors' approaches towards and influence on Indian nationalism and other matters, it examines Lord Irwin's era due to its importance in India's constitutional development.
The book explores the governors' contributions to British policy responses towards: the Montford Reforms and dyarchy; the Simon Commission; the Dominion Status Declaration; the First Round Table Conference; communal tensions; the detenu issue; communism, terrorism, Bardoli; Gandhi, civil disobedience and insurgency. It is introduced by an exposition of their constitutional, legal and personal standing in India.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 23 mm
Macnamara, an Australian seeks to fill up a yawning gap with his focus on the viceroyalty of Lord Irwin.... The author has a clear perspective and takes up all the relevant issues backed up by the right kind of primary source materials.... On the whole, it is a scholarly work and offers much interesting information on the little-known subject.-- Indian Historical Review, * Vol 43 (Issue 1), June 2016 *
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