Ireland, India and Empire: Indo-Irish Radical Connections, 1919-64

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Offering a fresh new perspective on the history of the end of Empire, with the Irish and Indian independence movements as its focus, this book details how each country's nationalist agitators engaged with each other and exchanged ideas.

Using previously unpublished sources from the Indian Political Intelligence collection, it chronicles the rise and fall of movements such as the Indian-Irish Independence League and the League Against Imperialism, whose histories have, until now, remained deeply hidden in the archives. O'Malley also highlights opaque aspects of the careers of popular figures from both Irish and Indian history including Subhas Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, Eamon de Valera and Maud Gonne McBride at points when their paths crossed.

This book encompasses aspects of Irish, Indian, British, Imperial and intelligence history and will be of interest to students, teachers and general history enthusiasts alike.

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"This highly original study shows not only the interchange of ideas and support between Irish and Indian separatists, and their shared ambitions and challenges in seeking emancipation from British rule, but the extent to which the imperial government also studied Irish and Indian nationalism in parallel. The book is consequently an important contribution to the intertwined histories of Ireland, India and the British empire." —Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Trinity College Dublin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719081712
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,201,956
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate O'Malley works for the Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series and is a research associate with the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin

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Table of Contents

General editor's introduction ix

Acknowledgements xi

List of illustrations xiii

Abbreviations xv

Introduction 1

1 The communist menace 13

2 V. J. Patel and the Indian–Irish Independence League 53

3 Subhas Chandra Bose and Ireland 90

4 The Second World War and the ‘Vanishing Empire’ 127

5 A Commonwealth republic 156

Conclusion 179

Biographical notes 183

Appendices 191

Bibliography 198

Index 205

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