The Rise, Decline and Future of the British Commonwealth

  • Authors
  • Krishnan Srinivasan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Krishnan Srinivasan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Krishnan Srinivasan
    Pages 5-42
  4. Krishnan Srinivasan
    Pages 43-82
  5. Krishnan Srinivasan
    Pages 83-106
  6. Krishnan Srinivasan
    Pages 107-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 162-184

About this book


Written by a senior Indian diplomat who has until recently also served as Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, this book provides a unique and far-reaching exploration of the British Commonwealth, and its impact since the second World War on the process of Britain adjusting to a world without Empire. Whither the Commonwealth now? What is its record of achievement; what are the benefits of membership to countries in terms of collective political influence, trade, investment, aid, travel and education? Can any practical good be envisaged for this nearly moribund post-colonial organization? Britain, which brought the association into being and is central to it, would have to play a key part in determining its future. But in coming to such decisions, the British Government faces great problems of perception, both from the Monarchy and the British public.


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