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The Partition of British India

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Material Information

Title: The Partition of British India
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hafeez, Nausherwan
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Partition
India
Communalism
Gandhi, Mohandas K.
Jinnah, Mohammed Ali
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to analyze the roots of the partition of British India. The central theme of communalism�which is the politicization of religious identity�was exacerbated by elite manipulation. Communalism served to aggravate tension between the general Hindu and Muslim populations in India. The thesis follows the development of the Indian nationalist movement, from its inception in 1885 up until partition in 1947. The nationalist movement was largely a bourgeoisie phenomenon that attempted to speak and act on behalf of all Indians. However, the two leading organizations�the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League�were never fully representative of the different class and religious interests in India. Different elite leaders, such Mohandas K. Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, changed dramatically over time which had a major impact on the nationalist movement. The elite level inability to compromise coupled with the British �divide and rule� strategy sealed India�s fate. The dream of a united secular and pluralistic India did not come to pass; instead, a bitterly divided subcontinent was partitioned along communal lines.
Statement of Responsibility: by Nausherwan Hafeez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harvey, David

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 H1
System ID: NCFE003936:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003936/00001

Material Information

Title: The Partition of British India
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hafeez, Nausherwan
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Partition
India
Communalism
Gandhi, Mohandas K.
Jinnah, Mohammed Ali
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to analyze the roots of the partition of British India. The central theme of communalism�which is the politicization of religious identity�was exacerbated by elite manipulation. Communalism served to aggravate tension between the general Hindu and Muslim populations in India. The thesis follows the development of the Indian nationalist movement, from its inception in 1885 up until partition in 1947. The nationalist movement was largely a bourgeoisie phenomenon that attempted to speak and act on behalf of all Indians. However, the two leading organizations�the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League�were never fully representative of the different class and religious interests in India. Different elite leaders, such Mohandas K. Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, changed dramatically over time which had a major impact on the nationalist movement. The elite level inability to compromise coupled with the British �divide and rule� strategy sealed India�s fate. The dream of a united secular and pluralistic India did not come to pass; instead, a bitterly divided subcontinent was partitioned along communal lines.
Statement of Responsibility: by Nausherwan Hafeez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harvey, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 H1
System ID: NCFE003936:00001

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