Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386500

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 7933

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.
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Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386500

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 4474

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.
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Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars

North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1770-1870

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521310543

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 7234

Widely acclaimed when it first appeared in hard covers, Dr Bayly's authoritative study traces the evolution of North Indian towns and merchant communities from the decline of Mughal dominion to the consolidation of mature Victorian empire following the 'mutiny' of 1857. The first section of the book looks at the response of the inhabitants of the Ganges Valley to the 'Time of Troubles' in the eighteenth century. The second section shows how the incoming British, were themselves constrained to build their new empire on this resilient network of towns, rural bazaars and merchant communities; and how in turn colonial trade and administration were moulded by indigenous forms of commerce and politics. The third section focuses on the social history of the towns under early colonial rule and includes an analysis of the culture and business methods of the Indian merchant family. It is based in part on the private records and histories of the business people themselves.
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An Intellectual History for India

Author: Shruti Kapila,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521199751

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 7509

This volume addresses the power of ideas in the making of Indian political modernity. As an intermediate history of connections between South Asia and the global arena the volume raises new issues in intellectual history. It reviews the period from the emergence of constitutional liberalism in the1830s, through the swadeshi era to the writings of Tilak, Azad and Gandhi in the twentieth century. While several contributions reflect on the ideologies of nationalism, the volume seeks to rescue intellectual history from being simply a narration of the nation-state. It does not seek to create a 'canon' of political thought so much as to show how Indian concepts of state and society were redrawn in the context of emergent globalized debates about freedom, the constitution of the self and the good society in the late colonial era. In so doing the contributions here resituate an Indian intellectual history that has long been eclipsed by social and political history. These essays were originally published in a Special issue of the journal Modern Intellectual History (CUP, April 2007).
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Empire and Information

Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663601

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 6930

Christopher Bayly, already established as one of the most eminent historians of his day, writes a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence in India. He describes how Indian spies were recruited to secure political and social information about their subjects, and how the colonial authorities interpreted, and, in some cases, misinterpreted the information supplied. This book will become a classic in the field of Indian and imperian history, and will be read by both scholar and student alike.
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Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563192

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 9462

An historical reinterpretation of the role of science, technology and medicine in the making of colonial India.
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Sex and the Family in Colonial India

The Making of Empire

Author: Durba Ghosh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521857048

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 377

Study of conjugal relationships between Indian women and British men in colonial India.
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The Princes of India in the Endgame of Empire, 1917-1947

Author: Ian Copland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894364

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7557

A fascinating study of the role played by the Indian princes in the devolution of British colonial power.
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The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early Twentieth-Century India

Author: Nandini Gooptu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521443661

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 2633

Nandini Gooptu's magisterial history of the Indian urban poor represents a tour-de-force. By focusing on the role of the poor in caste, religious and national politics, the author demonstrates how they emerged as a major social factor in South Asia during the interwar period. The empirical material provides compelling insights into what it meant to be poor and how the impoverished dealt with their predicament. In this way, the book contributes to some of the most crucial debates on the nature of subaltern politics and consciousness.
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Two Colonial Empires

Comparative Essays on the History of India and Indonesia in the Nineteenth Century

Author: C.A. Bayly,D.H. Kolff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400943660

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8814

by C. A. Bayly and D. H. A. Kolff The papers published in this volume were originally presented at two meetings of the Cambridg~-Leiden group for the comparative study of colonial India and Indonesia he1d in June 1979 and September 1982. These meetings were jointly sponsored by the Centre for the History of European Expansion at Leiden and the Centre for South Asian Studies at Cambridge. The Cambridge Centre had been restricted to the study of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma and Nepal but had recently incorporated Southeast Asia into its area of interest; the Leiden Centre, which had encouraged comparative study from the beginning, necessarily found itself concentrating attention on Indonesias as the most important region of the former Dutch colonial empire. The meetings were intended to be exploratory, as much to alert the participants to work being done in the respective countries and to their different types of academic discourse as to compare 'India' and 'Indonesia'. Nor were the meetings intended to be exclusive. Scholars from several British and Netherlands Universities were involved from the beginning. More recently a wider series of conferences has been inaugurated. This brings scholars in India and Indonesia into a project wich seeks to develop the comparisons between the * two colonial societies on a more systematic basis.
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European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-Colonial India

Author: Om Prakash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521257589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

View: 1724

This book considers the impact of European trade on the pre-modern Indian economy.
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Imperial Meridian

The British Empire and the World, 1780-1830

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582494381

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 2369

In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of Africa, constitutes the central phase of British imperial history.
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The Transition to a Colonial Economy

Weavers, Merchants and Kings in South India, 1720-1800

Author: Prasannan Parthasarathi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521570428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

View: 2738

The decline of the economic fortunes of the Indian labouring classes under the British.
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The Raj

India and the British, 1600-1947

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

ISBN: 9781855140264

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 7053

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Forgotten Armies

The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,Timothy Norman Harper

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017481

Category: History

Page: 555

View: 5774

In the early stages of the Second World War, the vast crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore appeared as a massive Allied asset. It provided scores of soldiers and great quantities of raw materials and helped present a seemingly impregnable global defense against the Axis. Yet, within a few weeks in 1941-42, a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, sweeping suddenly and decisively through south and southeast Asia to the Indian frontier, and provoking the extraordinary revolutionary struggles which would mark the beginning of the end of British dominion in the East and the rise of today's Asian world. More than a military history, this gripping account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a panoramic view of British Asia as it was ravaged by warfare, nationalist insurgency, disease, and famine. It breathes life into the armies of soldiers, civilians, laborers, businessmen, comfort women, doctors, and nurses who confronted the daily brutalities of a combat zone which extended from metropolitan cities to remote jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon a vast range of Indian, Burmese, Chinese, and Malay as well as British, American, and Japanese voices, the authors make vivid one of the central dramas of the twentieth century: the birth of modern south and southeast Asia and the death of British rule.
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The Politics of India Since Independence

Author: Paul R. Brass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459709

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 9207

A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the major political, cultural and economic changes in India during the past 45 years.
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Architecture and Art of Southern India

Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750

Author: George Michell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521441100

Category: Architecture

Page: 302

View: 9841

In a previously neglected area of art history, the author presents an original and much needed re-assessment the artistic heritage of the architecture, sculpture and painting of the Vijayanagara empire.
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Vice in the Barracks

Medicine, the Military and the Making of Colonial India, 1780-1868

Author: E. Wald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137270993

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 2428

Shortlisted for the 2014 Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize and the 2014 Templer Award for the Best First Book by a New Author. Sex and alcohol preoccupied European officers across India throughout the nineteenth century, with high rates of venereal disease and alcohol-related problems holding serious implications for the economic and military performance of the East India Company. These concerns revolved around the European soldiery in India – the costly, but often unruly, 'thin white line' of colonial rule. This book examines the colonial state's approach to these vice-driven health risks. In doing so it throws new light on the emergence of social and imperial mindsets and on the empire, fuelled by fear of the lower orders, sexual deviation, disease and mutiny. An exploration of these mindsets reveals a lesser-explored fact of rule – the fractured nature of the Company state. Further, it shows how the measures employed by the state to deal with these vice-driven health problems had wide-ranging consequences not simply for the army itself but for India and the empire more broadly. By refocusing our attention on to the military core of the colonial state, Wald demonstrates the ways in which army decision-making stretched beyond the cantonment boundary to help define the state's engagement with and understanding of Indian society.
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A New Imperial History

Culture, Identity and Modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660-1840

Author: Kathleen Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007962

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 1808

This pioneering collection of essays charts an exciting new field in British studies, 'the new imperial history'. Leading scholars from history, literature and cultural studies tackle problems of identity, modernity and difference in eighteenth-century Britain and the empire. They examine, from interdisciplinary perspectives, the reciprocal influences of empire and culture, the movements of peoples, practices and ideas effected by slavery, diaspora and British dominance, and ways in which subaltern, non-western and non-elite people shaped British power and knowledge. The essays move through Britain, America, India, Africa and the South Pacific in testament to the networks of people, commodities and entangled pasts forged by Britain's imperial adventures. Based on ground-breaking research, these analyses of the imperial dimensions of British culture and identities in global contexts will challenge the notion that empire was something that happened 'out there', and they demonstrate its long-lasting implications for British identity and everyday life.
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