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From the British Library, London

Part 4: United Provinces, 1897-1937

Part 4 provides weekly precis, extracts and reports from a huge number of different Indian newspapers for the period 1897-1937 (please see list of over 310 titles under Digital Guide).

Covering the United Provinces, this material comprises an excellent resource for studying social and political events, conditions and the treatment of the local populations, press comment and public opinion, criticisms of the government and the development of nationalist sentiments. The typewritten reports cover both Indian language newspapers and English language newspapers owned by the Indians.

Key topics include:

  • Mahatman Gandhi
  • Hindu-Muslim relations
  • Congress politics and Congress Committee meetings
  • the Lee Commission report
  • The Cawnpore Mill riot
  • the Reforms Inquiry Committee
  • the Khilafat
  • the O'Dwyer-Nair case
  • The Muslim League
  • the Swaraj party of Bengal
  • the Mosul Conference
  • The Liberal Federation
  • Reactions to the death of Lenin in 1924
  • Education
  • Public opinion, local events and criticism of the authorities

The material is organised chronologically and divided under various subject headings to facilitate the research of different topics such as:

  • Political and Foreign News.
  • Police, the courts, the jails, local government, new legislation, the land and the railways.
  • Education.
  • Agriculture and Trade.
  • Social conditions and living standards.

The material is well indexed throughout.

Digital Guide
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