ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Land and Peasantry under Late British Colonialism

membership more generally in a larger community. To be Hindu or Muslim by itself explained much of the way Indians acted. The fifth and last chapter explores the British response to the crisis of the Raj in the late-Victorian and Edwardian era. It begins, in its first two sections, with a discussion of the cultural and psychological mechanisms the British used to cope with a land of both danger and desire. The last two sections, returning to politics look first at the construction of constituencies meant to bulwark a vulnerable Raj, and then at a frontal assault, from within the ideals of British liberalism, upon the ideology of difference itself.

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