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Bengal: The British Bridgehead : Eastern India 1740-1828 - Prof. P. J. Marshall

Bengal: The British Bridgehead

Eastern India 1740-1828

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Published: 29th April 1988
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The aim of Bengal:The British Bridgehead is to explain how, in the eighteenth century, Britain established her rule in eastern India, the first part of the sub-continent to be incorporated into the British Empire. Professor Marshall begins his analysis with the reign of Alivardi Khan, the last effective Mughal ruler of eastern India. He then explores the social, cultural, and economic ihanges that followed the imposition of foreign rule and seeks to assess the consequences for the peoples of the region; emphasis is given throughout as much to continuities rooted deep in the history of Bengal, as to the more obvious effects of British domination. The volume closes with British rule firmly established, the arrival of Lord William Bentinck, and the failure of the great Agency Houses.

"The entire Cambridge series, judging from the quality of these two examples, will prove essential reading for some time to come, for both specialists in Indian history and scholars in related fields. Both authors have clearly demonstrated their control over the state of scholarship in their respective areas. These two authors, and the series editors as well, are to be commended for a fine start to what should prove to be a major contribution to the study of Indian history." Michael H. Fisher, Public Affairs Spring 1989

General editor's preface
Preface
Maps
The setting for empire
Late Mughal Bengal
The crisis of empire, 1740-65
The new regime
A new society?
Conclusion
Bibliographical essay
Index
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ISBN: 9780521253307
ISBN-10: 0521253306
Series: The New Cambridge History of India : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 29th April 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.49