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Home Rule

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693430
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081387 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0012
Home Rule

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This chapter discusses the Home Rule movement, which was headed by Annie Besant, a London-born who fully embraced India as her home. It looks at Besant’s entry into Indian politics, her founding of the All India Home Rule League in September 1916, and the Home Rule movement. The Home Rule movement expressed and focused on the indistinct hopes and fears created by a global war in the politically conscious class. The chapter shows that the movement appealed greatly to Jawaharlal Nehru, and then studies the Government’s changing reactions towards the Home Rule movement. Finally, it looks at Motilal’s eventual involvement in the Home Rule League, which led to his protest against the illogical actions of the Madras Government.

Keywords: Home Rule movement; Annie Besant; All India Home Rule League; Madras Government; global war

Chapter.  4342 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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