India under Colonial Rule: 1700-1885

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Routledge, 05‏/11‏/2013 - 180 من الصفحات

Between 1700 and 1885 the British became the paramount power on the Indian subcontinent, their authority extending from Sri Lankain the south to the Himalayasin the north. It was a massive empire, inspiring both pride and anxiety amongst the British, and forcing change upon and disrupting the lives of its Indian subjects.

Yet it is not simply a history of conquest and subjugation, or dominance and defeat: interaction and interdependency powerfully shaped the histories of all involved. The end result was a hybrid empire. India may have become by 1885 the jewel in the British crown, but by that same year a series of changes had occurred within Indian society that would set the foundations for the modern states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. This book provides a concise introduction to these dramatic changes.

 

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ANALYSIS
9
ASSESSMENT
89
DOCUMENTS
93
Glossary
127
Whos Who
130
Further Reading
135
References
144
Index
151
Plates
164
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Douglas Peers teaches Indian and Imperial History at the University of Calgary. Previous publications include Between Mars and Mammon: Colonial Armies and the Garrison State in Nineteenth-Century India (1995), co-edited books on J.S. Mill and India and on India in the Victorian mass media, and articles on many different aspects of Indian military, literary and political history.

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