The press, empire and historical time

Neil C. Fleming

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Journalistic invocations of past, present and future are a recurring feature of The Times' analysis of Indian affairs, especially after 1911, a manifestation of shifting imperialist conceptions of India and the consequent role of The Times in promoting constitutional reform. Initially hostile, imperialist intellectuals, senior Conservatives and The Times shifted from reluctant acquiescence, to the 1911 durbar declaration, to active support; of the 1919 Government of India Act, the 1929–33 Round Table process and 1935 India Act; to siding with those in the 1940–45 wartime government who, against Churchill, advocated the necessity of full self-government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-198
Number of pages16
JournalMedia History
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • journalism
  • history
  • media


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