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Sovereign skies: aviation and the Indian state 1939-53

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This thesis traces the Indian state's engagement with aviation during the period of its transformation from British colony to Indian republic. It argues that the aeroplane played a critical role in securing and legitimating the Indian state during the first years of its independence. Further, the use of aircraftis revealing of the ways in which the new state conceptualised and projected its sovereignty. The thesis is divided into five chapters organised in broadly chronological order each ...

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HUMS
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History Faculty
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Iqbal, A
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2017-10-18

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