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Sleeman in Oudh : An Abridgement of W. H. Sleeman's A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude in 1849-50 - P.D. Reeves

Sleeman in Oudh

An Abridgement of W. H. Sleeman's A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude in 1849-50

By: P.D. Reeves (Editor)


Published: 10th June 2010
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Subject to British interference from the mid-eighteenth century onwards, Oudh was finally annexed in 1856. The diary of W. H. Sleeman's three-month tour through the rural areas of the kingdom in 1849 50 was thus a timely record of the effects of the initial phases of British intervention in Oudh affairs and a valuable delineation of the social, economic and political background to the still more drastic changes which were to accompany direct British rule. No more detailed, accurate or unbiased account exists of conditions in pre-annexation Oudh, and the diary is thus a significant document for those who are interested in the history of rural society and government in Oudh and of the impact of British rule upon it. This book is a record of the work of a skilled and perceptive observer and one who understood the way Indian society functioned rather than passing judgement on it."

Diary of a Tour Through Oude
From Lucknow to Bahraetch (1-9 December 1849)
Gonda-Bahraetch (11-14 December 1849)
Sultanpur 'district' (15-21 December 1849)
Sultanpur and Partabgarh 'districts' (22-28 December 1849)
Partabgarh and Baiswara 'districts' (29 December 1849-7 January 1850)
Baiswara and Sundeela 'districts' (8-17 January 1850)
Sundeela, Bangur and Sandee 'districts' (18-28 January 1850)
Mahomdee 'district' (29 January - 4 February 1850)
Khyrabad 'district' (5-13 February 1850)
Baree Biswa, Ramnuggur Dhumeree and Dureeabad Rudowlee 'districts' (14-24 February 1850)
Dureeabad Rudowlee 'district' and the return to Lucknow (25-28 February 1850)
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ISBN: 9780521153096
ISBN-10: 0521153093
Series: European Understanding of India Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44