Against the Common Enemy <i>Crises and New Beginnings, 1912–22</i>

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063322
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080502 | DOI:
Against the Common Enemy Crises and New Beginnings, 1912–22

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This chapter draws on some aspects of India’s colonial past to compare the trials and tribulations with that of Turkey. While they were markedly different, there were mutual influences shared by both countries. Turkey was not a colony in the formal sense of the term; yet, its people, like the millions in India, were engaged in a life-and-death struggle from the time of the Balkan wars to the British occupation of Istanbul in March 1919. The pre-history of that occupation is considered in order to place Halide’s thoughts in perspective.

Keywords: Halide Edip; India’s colonial past; mutual influences; occupation of Istanbul; colony

Chapter.  8512 words. 

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