Fri, April 18, 2008 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
In the period following the First World War, the voices of imperialism and anti-imperialism in Britain ranged across the political spectrum. The role Britain should play in India was the subject of much of this debate, which was taking place as the Indian national movement gathered momentum and intensified. The timing is significant. The impact of currents in Britain would be felt as changing policy in India. The question is how the debate in England can be situated in the political and econoPillarisetti Sudhir is the editor of Perspectives, the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. He received his PhD in South Asian history from the University of London for his thesis ('British Attitudes to Indian Nationalism, 1922-1935') submitted through the School of Oriental and African Studies. He taught in universities in India before moving to the United States, and has also taught South Asian history at George Mason University and at the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute. He is the editor of Interrogating Modernity: Culture and Colonialism in India (Calcutta, 1993).