An American Witness To India's Partition

An American Witness To India's Partition

by Phillip Talbot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761936181

ISBN-13: 9780761936183

Pub. Date: 09/29/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume is a collection of Phillips Talbot's letters written between 1938 and 1950, on the buildup to the independence of India and Pakistan, and the early experiences of the new states. Talbot's letters and reports from the field, presented here in the original, include his first-hand observations on student life at Aligarh Muslim University, local life in a

Overview

This volume is a collection of Phillips Talbot's letters written between 1938 and 1950, on the buildup to the independence of India and Pakistan, and the early experiences of the new states. Talbot's letters and reports from the field, presented here in the original, include his first-hand observations on student life at Aligarh Muslim University, local life in a small Muslim community in Kashmir, a Vedic ashram in Lahore, Tagore's Shantiniketan, Gandhi's Sevagram, the Kodaikanal Ashram Fellowship, and Hindu and Muslim urban communities in Lahore and Bombay, and Afghanistan. For anybody wishing to get a ground-level view of South Asian society in its decisive decade, these letters from an American observer promise to be an enjoyable read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761936183
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/29/2007
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword by B R Nanda
India In London
My Introduction to India and its Politics
Kashmir and Lahore
Tour of Afghanistan, Novemeber 12-26, 1940
Gandhi's Ashram; and on to War Service
India after the War
Indian Ashrams, 1947
Asian Relations Conference and Beyond
Finally, the Arrival of Independence
Two Years after Independence
Index

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