Centring the Colonised: Review of Priyamvada Gopal’s ‘Insurgent Empire’

With hearings that began in June 1929, a verdict delivered in 1933, and another six months of appeal hearings, the Meerut Conspiracy Case in colonial India turned out to be one of the most expensive legal cases in the history of the British Empire. 31 trade unionists and activists were arrested for organising strikes and charged with conspiring to “deprive the King of…

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