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P. S. Joshi

The Tyranny of Colour (1942) - copy inscribed to Minister of Justice Colin Fraser Steyn, son of President M. T. Steyn

A Study of the Indian Problem in South Africa

Published: E. P. and Commercial Printing Company, Durban, 1942

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's green cloth binding with yellow dust jacket.

318pp. Binding tight and contents clean. The slightly oversized jacket has chipped along the top edge where it extended over the edge of the binding.

Inscribed by the author on the front end paper, "Presented to Dr. Hon. C. F. Steyn, the Minister of Justice with the author's compliments, P. S. Joshi, 16.11.42., Johannesburg."

'The Author of this outspoken and thought-provoking book is well known in India and South Africa as a leading author and journalist. "The Tyranny of Colour" is the fruit of the Author's many years of study of the Indian problem. It is the first big effort to study the most complicated Asiatic problem from the economic and political standpoint.'

Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the verso of the title page with dedicatory caption: 'To Mahatma Gandhi who inaugurated the first onslaught on the South African stronghold of colour bar by passive resistance, a movement based on soul-force, the first of its kind in the modern age.'

Chapters include:

The Problem of the Colour Bar, The Boer and the Briton, The Natives of South Africa, The Mixed Races of South Africa, South Africa invites Indians (1860), Beginnings of Bitterness (1880), Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa (1893-1914), Smuts-Gandhi Settlement (1914), India's Voice (1894-1918), Post-War Persecution (1919-1924), The Volcano of Colour Hatred (1925), The Round-Table Discussions (1926), Restrictions on Occupation of Land (1930), The Problem of Colonization (1931-1933), Emigration and Segregation (1934-1936), Racial Intolerance (1937-1938), Reaction (1939), Victory for Union's Diplomacy (1940-1941).

  • Jacket Condition: Fair
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 074 123 5861
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