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Selected writings of Allan Octavian Hume /
edited by S.R. Mehrotra, Edward C. Moulton.
imprint
New Delhi Oxford University Press, 2004-
description
v. <1> : ill. ; 29 cm., v. <1> : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0195658965 (v. 1)
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uniform title
imprint
New Delhi Oxford University Press, 2004-
isbn
0195658965 (v. 1)
contents note
v. 1. 1829-1867 : District administration in North India, rebellion, and reform
catalogue key
6666821
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Allan Octavian Hume, hostile to imperial dictatorship and a believer in self-government, was the leading figure in the formation of the Indian National Congress. This volume of his writings focuses on his years as a district administrator.
Long Description
This is the first volume of the selected writings of Allan Octavian Hume, the founder of the Indian National Congress. It focuses on Hume's years in district administration in what was then the North Western Provinces. What lends special interest to this early phase of his life was that some eleven years of it were spent continuously in one district, Etawah. From these documents Hume emerges as a committed reformer in the British liberal utilitarian mode, but one who was verysensitive to local Indian opinion.
Main Description
This is the first volume of the selected writings of Allan Octavian Hume, the founder of the Indian National Congress. It focuses on Hume's years in district administration in what was then the North Western Provinces. What lends special interest to this early phase of his life was that some eleven years of it were spent continuously in one district, Etawah. From these documents Hume emerges as a committed reformer in the British liberal utilitarian mode, but one who was very sensitive to local Indian opinion.
Short Annotation
Allan Octavian Hume, hostile to imperial dictatorship and a believer in self-government, was the leading figure in the formation of the Indian National Congress.
Table of Contents
Early years in England, 1829-49p. 1
Immersion in the North Indian heartland : beginnings in district administration, 1850-57p. 6
Etawah : the rebellion and its aftermath, 1857-67p. 88
Etawah : reconstruction, reform and policy differences with government, 1858-67p. 317
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