India and Ireland, 1870-1947: A Study in Comparative Nationalism
David Campion, Department of History, Lewis & Clark College
No country provided more of an example to Indian nationalists than Ireland did—both as an inspiration and a cautionary tale. In charting their political future, Indians under the British raj often looked to Irish precedents as they experimented with political compromise, tried violent and non-violent opposition to foreign rule, and faced the looming tragedy of partition. This lecture explores the many connections between Indian and Irish nationalism as these two regions of the British Empire struggled both for independence and to maintain national unity among their own people.
Date: Wednesday, April 13
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Smith 236