EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Holland, Sir Robert Erskine
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A sketch of India's historic background. India at present not a nation, and the reasons for it. The East India Company and its purpose in India. Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations: the first instance of a trusteeship by one country for the welfare of another. The little kingdoms that were fragments which broke off from the Mogul Empire, still today under the Indian rulers who are in alliance with the British Crown. The trusteeship of India pursued by a succession of Acts of the British Government. The gradual approach to the grant of self-government to India. India's loyalty to the British Government during the Great War. Various installments of reform over the years. Features of provincial autonomy. Conflicts between the Mohammedans and the Hindus. How to federate eleven autonomous provinces together with the Indian states. The role of the Governor-General. Details of Government structure, administration, and problems in India. Mr. Ghandi and his influence of the people of India. The issue of whether or not the British army stays if the British Government goes. The defense of India. The problem of the Hindu-Mohammedan rivalry if the Indians take charge of the Indian army. Actions of Japan. How the Indian people will regard recent political happenings in England. Some verse from Kipling. The situation in Europe. The need for the great Anglo-Saxon nations, side by side, to take their stand and tell the rest of the world what they stand for.