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Junoonbased on the novel A Flight of Pigeons by Ruskin Bondis set during the backdrop of the Mutiny of Gandhiabout the life of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the non-violent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century.
A Passage to Indiabased on the novel of the same nameis a British film about an Indian doctor accused of assaulting an Englishwoman. Sardar a biopic of Vallabhbhai Patela political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country's struggle for independence.
Jinnahabout the life of the founder of PakistanMuhammad Ali Jinnah. Babasaheb Ambedkar about the life of B. Ambedkaran instrumental figure in the Indian Independence movement. Veer Savarkar about the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkaran instrumental figure in the Indian Independence movement.
Shaheeda Bollywood dramatization of the life of Bhagat Singh. John Adams TV drama series portraying the life of the future president; before, during and after the American revolution.
This section deals with fictional characters set within the wider backdrop of the British Empire.
This is an incomplete list. Please add significant examples in order of date published Prose[ edit ] Set on an isolated Island Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: Crusoe finds himself stranded on an isolated Island. From a few belongings he rebuilds English civilization and christens a tribesman.
A drama fueled by capitalism, Christian faith and efforts to 'colonialize' and 'civilize' both the island and the tribesman. Set in Africa[ edit ] King Solomon's Mines introduces Alan Quatermain - a British explorer, but who displays a remarkably modern attitude to de-colonialization, and shows a great respect for the African cultures.
Nevertheless, he is a patriot. Heart of Darkness a reflection on the savage Belgian empire compared to Britain's and the many kinds of evil perceived to be in Africa.
The Four Feathers by A. Mason tells the story of British officer Harry Favershamwho resigns his commission from his regiment just prior to the Battle of Omdurmanin the Sudanin He questions his own true motives, and resolves to redeem himself in combat, travelling on his own to the Sudan.
Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallacehighly popular at the time, and its various sequels - The People of the RiverBosambo of the RiverBones of the RiverSandersAgain Sanders - focus on the adventures of a British governor in a fictional African colony loosely modeled on Nigeriawhere British power in maintained by gunboats sailing up and down a major river.
The protagonist is not gratuitously cruel, and by the standards of his time is open-minded towards the culture of the African tribes under his rule.
Nevertheless, he like the author and the general British public at the time takes for granted the right of Britain to rule over the natives and the necessity of using brute force against any attempt at rebellion.
Burmese Days by George Orwell is the somewhat autobiographical story of John Flory and a small, corrupt and bigoted group of British Imperialists living in Burma. The Singapore Grip by J. Farrell is the final book in Farrell's empire trilogy.
It is set in just before the Japanese invasion of Singapore and is a reflection on the final days of the Empire.
The Man Who Would Be Kingabout two deserters from the British Army discover a hidden kingdom in the mountains and pretend to be gods to control and rob the natives. The Jungle Booka collection of stories about Mowglian Indian feral child in the jungles of 19th century British India.
Kim by Rudyard Kipling portrays an orphan of British descent becoming a spy for Britain. A commentary on how 'British' you can be when you are born overseas. Bhowani Junction by John Masters set amidst the turbulence of the British withdrawal from India.
Raj Quartet onwards is a four-volume novel sequence by Paul Scott about the concluding years of the British Raj in India.- May 29; Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks. After years the Eastern Roman Empire has finally reached its end, shutting Europe's door to the East.
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