Lot 787

India & Punjab – Sir Michael O’Dwyer &...

Auction Date: 27/02/2021 at 10am



India & Punjab – Sir Michael O’Dwyer & Amritsar Massacre An important work titled ‘India As I Knew It’ written by Sir Michael O’Dywer, 1926, under whose governorship saw the tragic Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh. Chapter include Shahpur Western Punjab, Gujranwala, Central Punjab. North west Frontier province. The Punjab before the war, Pan Islamist movement and Mohammedan conspiracies, Hindu and Sikh conspiracies, The Sikh Ghadr conspiracy, risings in South west Punjab, The war effort of the Punjab, Punjab international, The Punjab rebellion of 1919. This volume is a critical assessment of the Indian political situation in the early decades of the present century by a British administrator who played a significant part in the events it describes. O’Dwyer took over the administration of the Punjab as Lieutenant Governor in 1912. He held the post till 1919. Forewarned on his appointment about the existence of inflammable material in the Punjab O'Dwyer as head of the administration was determined to hold aloft the banner of imperial prestige and to crush ruthlessly all those who dared agitate. The policy culminated in the large scale massacre of Jallianwalla Bagh followed by widespread disorders in many parts of the country which had significant repercussions. A vivid forceful and provocative book by one who played a crucial role in the great events of the time. In these memoirs he strongly supports the British action at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, in 1919, when hundreds of Indians were killed. Includes two large pull out maps of the Punjab and India.

Hammer Price: £220.00