History Professor’s Research Published in Book Chapter

Gilbert’s Research Published in Book Chapter

Following the recent publication of South Asia in World History (Oxford University Press), HPU Professor of History Marc Jason Gilbert’s study of Annie Besant, one of the most charismatic women nationalist leaders in India during the First World War, has appeared this month as a chapter in Roger D. Long and Ian Talbot’s, India and World War I: A Centennial Assessment (Rutledge Press). Gilbert’s chapter, “The War Got in the Way: Annie Besant, the Contingencies of the Great War, and the Course of Indian Nationalism,” is one of nine case studies of key individuals and processes that played vital roles in the war. 

The book is described as “a new, innovative and multidisciplinary examination of India and World War I showing the intimate relationship of the global war and its social, political and economic impacts on the Indian subcontinent.”

Gilbert’s work was made possible by the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Endeavors Program.