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Title:
TRANSFORMATION OF BRITISH POLICIES IN INDIA AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Authors:
Rohan Khanna

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Rohan Khanna
The Shri Ram School, Aravali

MLA 8
Khanna, Rohan. "TRANSFORMATION OF BRITISH POLICIES IN INDIA AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5728-5741, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=440. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA
Khanna, R. (2019, August). TRANSFORMATION OF BRITISH POLICIES IN INDIA AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5728-5741. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=440
Chicago
Khanna, Rohan. "TRANSFORMATION OF BRITISH POLICIES IN INDIA AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5728-5741. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=440.

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Abstract:
In this review, I will be tracing the key events taking place from the ascendancy of the British government after the revolt of 1857 to the August Offer in 1940, while placing emphasis on the nature of the policies introduced by the British, which is the focal point of this study. The aim is to establish that the British policy towards India underwent a remarkable change after the outbreak of the First World War and the manifestation of its impacts; the transition being from a hardline and uncompromising policy to a reformative and appeasement-oriented one. For the same, I will be focusing on the legislation, declarations, concessions in relation with India and other such things, which were introduced by the British, and making deductions regarding their implications, to prove if this transition did occur. The underlying aim of this study is to shed light upon the instrumentality of the First World War in the Indian Liberation Movement, and show how happenings linked directly or indirectly with it sparked off important events in the movement, making it increasingly difficult for the British to deal with. This paper doesn't wish to extend the argument that the British actually meant to provide reform, but instead argues that the occurrences sparked off by the war, either directly or indirectly, drove the British to a state where they had to introduce reforms or make concessions, to appease the Indians.