India in the First World War and after

  title={India in the First World War and after},
  author={Hugh Tinker},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={107 - 89}
  • H. Tinker
  • Published 1 October 1968
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Surendranath Banerjea, the pioneer leader of the Indian National Congress, recorded in his Autobiography A Nation in Making (I925): 'The most stirring event in I9I7 was the announcement made by Mr Montagu in the House of Commons promising the grant of responsible government, to be realized by progressive stages.' Whether the 'August announcement' figured very largely on the world scene or not, it was certainly a landmark in Indian political development. The outbreak of war in I9I4 had witnessed… 

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