INDIAN CRISIS: The Background by John S. Hoyland

INDIAN CRISIS: The Background

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This is an interesting parallel to Brailsford's Subject India (see P. 445). Both authors are Englishmen with singularly objective views of England's failure in India. Both have faith in India's ability to cope with her own problems, without British supervision. Both distrust the Pakistan phase of the Cripps' proposals. Both reach similar views on the personalities. Brailsford gives more space to studying India under British rule (or misrule); Hoyland supplies more background in a study of the elements in Indian social and economic and political life, and puts more emphasis on the sore spot of the Indian States. He outlines, in closing, a seven point program, for immediate implementation of Indian freedom, along with specific steps to that end. Interesting reading, though not as stimulating as the Brailsford book.

Pub Date: Dec. 7th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan