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Roads to Freedom : Prisoners Under Colonial Rule (Hardcover) (Mushirul Hasan)

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This book examines the history of prison and prisoners in colonial India. Based on substantial archival research, it presents the conditions of the prisoners, their vision for the freedom movement and the various aspects of prisons in the subcontinent. By focusing on the lives and motivations of select prisoners, it places their lived experiences within the larger rubric of Indian nationalism and explores the notions of the political, protest and resistance during the first half of the twentieth century. The work also deals with issues such as the differences between Indian and European prisons as well as the conception of criminal classes in the colony. It therefore fills in a gap area in modern Indian history and provides a historical context to the contemporary Indian prison system. It draws upon a wide range of sources including the records at the National Archives of India, private papers, native newspaper reports, memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies.
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Mushirul Hasan
Language: English
Street Date: July 7, 2016
TCIN: 51526762
UPC: 9780199458837
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-5162
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