Crisis in the Raj

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780195647518
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081400 | DOI:

Series: Oxford India Paperbacks

Crisis in the Raj

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This chapter focuses on the political storm unleashed by the arrest of Lajpat Rai, the most prominent Congress leader of the Punjab, on 9 May 1907, and his deportation, without a trial, to Burma. The weeks which followed this drastic step were among the most tense and the most strenuous of Gokhale’s life. He had to batter against the wall of official prejudice; his own aims and motives were impugned by the authorities in Simla and London, who were led to believe that the Punjab was riddled with sedition and a second mutiny was imminent.

Keywords: Gopal Krishna Gokhale; arrest of Lajpat Rai; deportation to Burma; mutiny; Simla; London

Chapter.  4743 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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