About the Book :
India during the final decades of British Raj was a country in turmoil. The Gandhian era was in full swing, the Muslim League was becoming a force to reckon with and the revolutionaries were doing their best to disrupt British rule. What, at that time, was the British attitude towards India?
Dawn in India is an account of the views, opinions and attitudes held by the British in India. A chronicle of the history of British emergence in the country, it goes on to justify British reluctance to grant Swaraj to India, casting a critical eye on Indian nationalism, Hindu-Muslim strife and British reforms in the country. Assessing the role of political leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, societal norms and spiritual movements, Younghusband provides a portrait of India in the decades preceding Independence through British eyes.
A classic from the early twentieth century, Dawn in India is a remarkable account of the complex relationship between Britain and India.
Interesting Facts :
Provides a glimpse into the final decades of British raj from a Britishers perspective
Not limited to the India-British political situation
Discusses the role of political as well as spiritual thought leaders of that time
About the Author :
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British army colonel, explorer and officer of the Indian Political Service. He is recognized for discovering a previously uncharted course from Kashgar to India. He was known to be deeply spiritual and wrote several works on New Age mystic philosophies, including the Gaia hypothesis and Pantheism.