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Fictions of 1947

Representations of Indian Decolonization 1919-1962


Kate Marsh

Contents: Introduction: A Tryst with Destiny – Les cinq noms sonores: The French Colonial Presence on the Indian Subcontinent – Representing Indian Decolonization in the Parisian Press between 1919 and 1954 – French Intellectuals and Indian Decolonization – The Image of India in Political Texts – French Female Authors and the Story of 1947 – Conclusions: ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ and the ‘Capitale de nulle part’.