It is celebrated in india and also through the whole

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-it is celebrated in India and also through the whole of the british empire -it is reinforcing of British rule in India and Indian people at every level -intention is the reinforce the connection between the Indian princes, the military of india, the british crown, etc Thakor of Gondal (the type of person they want to make the connection with) -alive from the mutany of 1857 almost to Indias independence -he travels to London in 1911 for the coronation -Indian Prince -the one who is left out at indias independence in 1947 (despite not being around) -the political movement of the nationalists have no desire for the Indian princely states
-in 1947 they are neatly forgotten and left to deal with the new states that emerge (india Pakistan) A question of precedence? Maharaja of Baroda , 3 rd -he has had enough by 1911 and decides that he is not going to bow and scrape before the young british couple -raises a huge fuss -act of defiance and a celebrated in the Indian nationalist movement - Sayajirao Gaekwad III “Popular Propaganda”** 1911 coin for Durbar-emperor on the coinage and also the stamps 1911 Rupee Stamp of 1911 -way to disperse propaganda to the wider, and mostly illiterate population -only a tiny fraction for the country will actually be at the Durbar in 1911 The military itself in India gets a special bonus, they get a special coin medal to reward “institutional loyalty” of the Indian Army -important to have the most important sect of the population knowing their loyalty is to the king/emperor -many of the Indian army regiments have histories going back hundreds of years, these are not soldiers who HAVE to serve but are rather professionals and have an enormous and intense pride in who they are and where they come from -this changes in the first world war as the 150,000 professional elite Indian soldiers is expanded over the course of the first world war to over 1 million and the dramatic expansion means that the traditions and local connections and elite status is swamped by numbers -In India the military becomes more reflective of India in the wider sense and this experience if furthered and experienced even greater in WW2 -British soldiers did rotations in India where there job was to train and prepare for a war Propaganda and Perspective Rule and un-Divide -New Delhi proclaimed -Bengal Restored
-after proposition to separate it, in turn the capital of Calcutta is transferred to “New Delhi” -Delhi is the traditional capital of the Mughal empire, the plan is put forward for a new capital city “New Delhi” -it is a capital city for India, the british are building it to glorify Britain and display how wonderful their rule is, it was also a reflection of the importance Britain thinks their rule of India is Sectarianism and Idealism a) Hindu: Muslim tensions and opportunism b) Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi’s spiritual movement of non-violence Bengal partition: Oct 1905 to 1911 Raises Nationalist resentment in Bengal: start of Swaraj Movement and Boycott of British/foreign goods;

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