W. Roger Louis, Philippa Levine, Director HRC 3.202, Mailcode F1900, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-7228
Wed, April 4, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
Many historians assume that British political culture profoundly affected how the empire was ruled, and thus shaped the character of post-colonial states. Another common assumption is that the category of class is central to understanding the British social and economic experience, more so than in other societies. These assumptions can be tested by comparing the British and Indian experiences during the Second World War. Indivar Kamtekar received his Ph.D. from Cambridge and now teaches history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.