IMAGINING INDIA, DECOLONIZING L'INDE FRANÇAISE, c. 1947–1954*

@article{Yechury2015IMAGININGID,
  title={IMAGINING INDIA, DECOLONIZING L'INDE FRANÇAISE, c. 1947–1954*},
  author={Akhila Yechury},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={58},
  pages={1141 - 1165}
}
  • Akhila Yechury
  • Published 29 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
Abstract This article examines the final years of French rule in India. It questions the established narrative of the merger of the French settlements, which implied that they were always a ‘natural’ part of the Indian Union. It argues, on the contrary, that a full merger was only one of several possibilities for the various actors involved in the negotiations that took place between the independence of India in 1947 and the French withdrawal in 1954. Even those who supported a merger did so… 
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