Skip to Content

British Foreign Policy 1874-1914

The Role of India

By Sneh Mahajan

Routledge – 2004 – 288 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-75352-4
    August 14th 2014
  • Add to CartHardback: $186.00
    978-0-415-26010-7
    December 5th 2001
    Currently out of stock

Description

A challenging analysis of British Foreign Policy is provided at a time when Britain possessed the biggest Empire that humankind has ever known. In this Empire India had a unique position, comprising 97 per cent of Britain's Asiatic Empire. All British statesmen deemed it essential to maintain their hold over India whatever the risk or cost of doing so.

This work focuses on aspects that have been hitherto marginalized. It also contributes to debates surrounding the origins of the First World War, the multipolar diplomacy of the late nineteenth century, and the nature of imperial connections.

Reviews

'Mahajan's work, solidly researched and easy to read, is an important contribution to the understanding of the pre-history of Indian foreign policy.' - The Hindu

Contents

1. Constructing Britain's Foreign Policy

2. Flaunting the Indian Empire 1874-1880

3. In the Garb of Moral Imperatives 1880-1885

4. Courting the Triple Alliance 1885-1892

5. Facing the Franco-Russian Combine 1892-1898

6. Seeking Partnerships 1898-1902

7. Russia - a Friend at Last 1902-1907

8. Nurturing the Entente

9. Conclusion

Name: British Foreign Policy 1874-1914: The Role of India (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Sneh Mahajan. A challenging analysis of British Foreign Policy is provided at a time when Britain possessed the biggest Empire that humankind has ever known. In this Empire India had a unique position, comprising 97 per cent of Britain's Asiatic Empire. All...
Categories: History, British History, World/International History