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Administering Colonialism and War: The Political Life of Sir Andrew Clow of the Indian Civil Service

Colin R. Alexander


Colonialism is a dehumanizing experience for all those at the mercy of its power structures. The officers of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) were no exception. This book focuses on the role of ICS in World War II and engages in a wider debate about colonialism’s impact on its administrators and subjects. The author looks at the events of World War II specifically in the province of Assam in India’s North-East. It is here that the British and American troops were stationed as they attempted to retake Burma following Japan’s invasion in 1942 and supply the Allied Chinese by road and air. The volu ... More

Keywords: Colonial India, Raj, World War II, Famine, Radio Broadcasting, Andrew Clow, Indian Civil Service

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199493739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199493739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin R. Alexander, author
Senior Lecturer in Political Communications, Nottingham Trent University, UK