|Serie||Britain and the World|
|Emne||20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Afghanistan; Asian history; British & Irish history; British Empire; Colonialism & imperialism; India; Inter-war period, 1918-1939; Pakistan; Second World War, 1939-1945; United Kingdom, Great Britain|
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Om Ramparts of Empire
For generations of British soldiers and administrators, India's North-West Frontier with Afghanistan constituted an imperial obsession. A combination of fears about the local Pashtun population and external invasion from Afghanistan and Russia convinced the rulers of British India that the region was the one place in the empire where Britain could suffer a 'knock-out blow.' In this cultural and political study, Brandon Marsh examines the power and infl uence of this belief on the Afghan frontier, India as a whole, and British imperialism between 1918 and 1948. This book explores British attempts to isolate the frontier after the First World War, the relationship between colonial nationalism and state sanctioned violence in the region, and the significant connection between British perceptions about the Afghan frontier and the collapse of the British Raj in India.