London: Constable, 1927. Hardcover. "A masterpiece of psychological evaluation of culture, religion, patriotism and rebellion, The Heart of Âryavarta is a penetrating investigation of a complex society at a critical time in its history. At the beginning of the 20th century, India's evolving nationalist movement, led by educated and cultured men such as Gandhi, was gaining strength. The British, whose colonial agencies had dominated Indian life for generations, were unable to fathom this desire for independence. Lawrence Dundas (1876-1961), a statesman and administrator, unlike most of his countrymen, did not contemptuously dismiss this movement, but committed himself to fully understanding the underlying economic and political factors that drove forward its systematic rejection of British rule." --Paul Dennis Sporer. Very Good. Item #8232
Third impression. Octavo (23 x 15 cm), xxvii, 262 pp. Blue cloth. From private collection of historian Frederick A. Hagar. Corners of boards and book block gently bumped. Faint foxing to edges of book block and prelims.