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GokhaleThe Indian Moderates and the British Raj$
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B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195647518

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001

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Last Days

Last Days

(p.461) 41 Last Days

B. R. Nanda

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This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s commitment to the Servants of India Society. The Society was aimed at harnessing the youth to patriotic service. During his long absences from India in connection with Minto–Morley reforms and the Public Services Commission, he wrote long letters giving his disciples all the news and much good advice. The Society had started with four members in 1905; the number rose to eight in 1907, to ten in 1908, and then to twenty-seven in 1915. Branches of the Society were opened in Madras in 1910, in Nagpur and Bombay in 1911, and in Allahabad in 1913. It is remarkable that Gokhale’s draft on post-war reforms, created in February 1915, already anticipated the tenor of the Montagu–Chelmsford reforms, which the British government was to concede four years later, after its hands had been practically forced by the cumulative pressure of political and economic discontent created by the First World War and its aftermath.

Keywords:   Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Servants of India Society, Minto–Morley reforms, Public Services Commission, Allahabad, youth, patriotic service, Montagu–Chelmsford reforms, First World War

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