Editorial

@article{Chambers2011Editorial,
  title={Editorial},
  author={Claire Chambers and Susan Watkins},
  journal={The Journal of Commonwealth Literature},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={387 - 395}
}
  • C. Chambers, S. Watkins
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • History, Political Science
  • The Journal of Commonwealth Literature
It is widely acknowledged that the British empire rapidly unravelled during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s in the process of decolonization. Many of the nations that had newly become independent from the British empire (even republics such as India) joined the Commonwealth, designed as a decentralized and loose association of the countries that used to be part of the British empire. ‘The word “Commonwealth” in early modern England had been a catch-all term “referring to the public, social, or… 

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