Speeches: "India": proofs, notes and printed copy.

Reference code: CHAR 9/98

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Date: 16 Nov 1929 - 01 May 1931

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A copy of "India", a printed collection of 9 speeches and an article on India by WSC, 1920 - 1931, with revised rough proofs. Speeches include:.

"Punjab Disturbances" (8 July 1920, House of Commons) on the Cabinet's decision to retire Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer after the Amritsar Massacre. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 3005 - 3014.

"Dominion Status" (16 November 1929, Daily Mail).

"India (The Round Table Conference)" (11 December 1930, Cannon Street Hotel, London), on demands for Indian independence and false hopes raised by the Conference, and the results of independence. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4934 - 4938.

"India - 'A Frightful Prospect'" (26 January 1931, House of Commons), on poor recent handling of Indian affairs, Indian hopes for Dominion status and a Federal Government, parallels with South Africa and Ireland and the effects of losing India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4947 - 4956.

"India" (30 January 1931, Free Trade Hall, Manchester), on the Labour Government's Indian policy, Mahatma Gandhi's victory, and Britain's duty to govern India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4966 - 4971.

"A Disease of Will Power" (2 February 1931, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool). Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4971 - 4973.

"A Seditious Middle Temple Lawyer" (23 February 1931, Winchester House, Epping, Essex), on WSC's withdrawal from the Conservative Business Committee and opposition to giving India Dominion status. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4982 - 4987.

"India" (12 March 1931, House of Commons), on recent policy for India, framing the new constitution of the All-India Federation, the settlement of the Salt Law, the rise of Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress Party, the Conservative Party's non- participation in the Round Table Conference in India, future negotiations and WSC's own reputation as an advocate of force. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 4991 - 5003.

"Our Duty in India" (18 March, Albert Hall, London), on Conservative support for the Government's Indian policy, the campaign against surrendering to Mahatma Gandhi, Britain's duty to save the Indian people from the Brahmins, tension between Hindus and Moslems, and the need to protect the untouchables. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5003 - 5009.

"The March of Events" (26 March, Constitutional Club, London), on the Labour Government's Indian policy, the cotton trade and Britain's duty to govern India. Published: Complete Speeches V pp 5010 - 5013.

Also includes: proofs from the Indian Empire Society; the typescript of the preface to "India", on the Government of India Bill, 1919, and policy on India, 1929 - 1931; a press cutting from the Daily Mail of "Dominion Status".

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