This week we look at India's participation in the First World War, and how the war created an environment for the next phase of India's constitutional history. Featuring a field trip to Brighton and a tiny village in France.
1. David Stevenson, 1914-1918 The History Of The First World War
2. Budheswar Pati, India and the First World War
In this first part of a two-part story we look at the context surrounding the drawing up of the Indian Councils Act of 1909. This episode outlines the genesis of Indian extremism during this period, the Morley-Minto reforms and the partition of Bengal.
I am embarking on what, I hope, will be a fun, long-term side project.