ISBN 9789351500445,A Governors  Raj

A Governors Raj



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351500445

ISBN-10 9351500446


Number of Pages 268 Pages
Language (English)


This book explores the nature and impact of the governor's role in developing government policy, and the consequent effect in British India. Analysing the governors' approaches towards and influence on Indian nationalism and other matters, it examines Lord Irwin's era due to its importance in India's constitutional development.
The book explores the governors' contributions to British policy responses towards: the Montford Reforms and dyarchy; the Simon Commission; the Dominion Status Declaration; the First Round Table Conference; communal tensions; the detenu issue; communism, terrorism, Bardoli; Gandhi, civil disobedience and insurgency. It is introduced by an exposition of their constitutional, legal and personal standing in India.

About the Author
"Michael Fenwick Macnamara retired as a senior official from the Australian Civil Service in 2005. His career provided him perspectives into the working principles and practices of an administrative system inherited from the British, as in India. This allowed an insightful understanding and interpretation of the system practised by the administrators of British India.
He has a personal connection and deep interest in the history of India. He is a member of the Kipling Society, the Indian Military Historical Society and is a life member of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.
He is currently an independent scholar and Honorary Associate, School of Humanities, University of New England, Australia."

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