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Title: Anglo-Afghan relations, 1798-1878, with particular reference to British policy in Central Asia and on the North-West frontier of India
Author: Khan, Munawwar
Awarding Body: Newcastle University
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 1950
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One of the difficulties in the way of historical study is the practice of attaching "labels" to men and policies. We read of the "forward" policy on the North-West frontier of India and, by contrast, of the policy which is variously described as the "non-intervention" or the "backward" policy or, in Wyllie's phrase, the policy of "masterly inactivity". We read of the Punjab School and the Sind School. Sometimes it is almost made to appear, for journalistic convenience, as though there could be only two possible policies for the British and Indian governments to pursue in respect of the North-West frontier and Central Asia; that these policies retained their identity in all circumstances, and that a man who had elected to follow one - who had, so to speak, picked his side - was certain to follow it for the rest of his life.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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