Fri, February 8, 2008 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
The last decade of British rule in Palestine was characterized by Britain reorienting from Zionist to Arab interests. Britain feared Indian protests against anything that might be viewed as infringing on the rights of Arab Palestinians. Indian Muslims supported Palestinian Muslims; Indian non-Muslims identified with Arabs through a common bond of anti-colonialism. One contentious issue was the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish States. The Zionists who would create the State of IsraLucy Chester is Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she teaches courses on British imperialism and on contemporary South Asia. She is presently completing a book on the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan and the creation of the Indo-Pakistani boundary.