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S. Gopal
THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS AND THE RAJ by B.R. Tomlinson Macmillan, New Delhi, 1977, 200 pp., 55.00
Jan-Feb 1977, volume 2, No 1/2

This is a study of British and Indian policy-makers in the penultimate years of the raj. The British, both in London and Delhi, could not see that the days of Bri­tish rule were numbered and planned on the basis of staying on in India indefini­tely by utilizing the Princes and the Muslim communal elements against the national movement and keeping a firm grip on the core of central authority. When Jawaharlal Nehru met the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow, in London in the sum­mer of 1938, he asserted that the British could not stay in India for more than ten years. The Viceroy wrote off Nehru as lacking in realism; but, in the event, Nehru was not so far out.

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