The Problem of the North-West Frontier, 1890-1908: With a Survey of Policy since 1849

The Problem of the North-West Frontier, 1890-1908: With a Survey of Policy since 1849

by C. Collin Davies


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First published in 1932, this book presents a historical study of the problems associated with controlling the 'North-West Frontier' region of British India. The text focuses in the main on the period 1890 to 1908, although a survey of policy since 1849 is also provided. It was based almost entirely on analysis of numerous official documents and original sources, which are quoted throughout. Appendices and a select bibliography are included at the end. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on British India and historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107662094
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Frontier policy: the imperial problem; 2. Frontier policy: the local problem; 3. Ethnic considerations; 4. Tribal distribution and characteristics; 5. The forward policy in the 'nineties; 6. Lord Curzon's frontier policy and the formation of the North-West frontier province, 1901; 7. The Mahsud blockade, 1900-2; 8. Relations with the Afridis and the Mohmands, 1989-1908; 9. The Afghan problem, 1890-1908; 10. Summary of policy and concluding remarks; Appendix A. Select bibliography; Appendix B. Frontier expeditions, 1849-90; Appendix C. Anthropometric data; Appendix D. Tribal organization; Appendix E. Glossary; Appendix F. Islam and toleration; Index.

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