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Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire : New Cambridge History of India - C. A. Bayly

Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

New Cambridge History of India

Hardcover Published: 29th April 1988
ISBN: 9780521250924
Number Of Pages: 248

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This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.

'A treat in store for all students of subcontinental history ... an excellent read for any person interested in recent Indian history.' Tariq Ali, The Guardian 'A masterly work of synthesis and interpretation.' The Times Literary Supplement 'A sophisticated and complex explanation for the failure of the indigenous States to resist British imperialism ... a work of substantial scholarship providing not merely a synthesis of existing material but also original research.' The Times Higher Educational Supplement

List of maps
General editorG++s preface
India in the eighteenth century: the formation of states and social groups
Indian capital and the emergence of colonial society
The crisis of the Indian state, 1780G++1820
The consolidation and failure of the East India CompanyG++s state, 1818G++57
Peasant and Brahmin: consolidating G++traditionalG++ society
Rebellion and reconstruction
Conclusion: the first age of colonialism in India
Glossary of Indian terms
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ISBN: 9780521250924
ISBN-10: 0521250927
Series: New Cambridge History of India : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 29th April 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.36  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.56