The Making of the RajThe Making of the Raj



This book subverts the traditional Raj history and tells not of the rulers but instead concentrates on the Indian workers, the farmers, the millhands, the servants and the gardeners.

Author: Ian St. John

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781846450143

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Page: 193

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Most Raj histories deal with the actions, motives and thoughts of the British who occupied, governed, and administered the sub-continent. This book subverts the traditional Raj history and tells not of the rulers but instead concentrates on the Indian workers, the farmers, the millhands, the servants and the gardeners. The book uncovers the untold tales of those who were subjected to the rule of the British during the Raj.

RajRaj



This is the brilliantly told story of one of the wonders of the modern world - how in less than a hundred years the British made themselves masters of India.

Author: Lawrence James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748125333

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Page: 736

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This is the brilliantly told story of one of the wonders of the modern world - how in less than a hundred years the British made themselves masters of India. They ruled it for another hundred, departing in 1947, leaving behind the independent states of India and Pakistan. British rule taught Indians to see themselves as Indians and its benefits included railways, hospitals, law and a universal language. But the Raj, outwardly so monolithic and magnificent, was always precarious. Its masters knew that it rested ultimately on the goodwill of Indians. This is a new look at a subject rich in incident and character; the India of the Raj was that of Clive, Kipling, Curzon and Gandhi and a host of lesser known others. RAJ will provoke debate, for it sheds new light on Mountbatten and the events of 1946-47 which ended an exercise in benign autocracy and an experiment in altruism.

The Making of the RajThe Making of the Raj



This book opens up a frequently neglected aspect of the rise of British power in India: namely, the impact of that process upon the lives the Indian people themselves for three centuries.

Author: Ian St. John

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ISBN: 6613599158

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Page: 193

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This book opens up a frequently neglected aspect of the rise of British power in India: namely, the impact of that process upon the lives the Indian people themselves for three centuries.

Battles of the Honourable East India CompanyBattles of the Honourable East India Company



This book deals with all major battles of the East India Company, starting with the naval battle off the coast of swally (Suhali) in 1612 to the Second Sikh war and Annexation of the Punjab in 1849.

Author: M. S. Naravane

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 813130034X

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Page: 261

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This book deals with all major battles of the East India Company, starting with the naval battle off the coast of swally (Suhali) in 1612 to the Second Sikh war and Annexation of the Punjab in 1849. The Afghan and Burma Wars and the Mutiny of 1857 are excluded. Chapter II deals with the Geographical Portrait and Climate of History of India in which the company operated. Chapter III traces the Evolution of the political and Military Ethos of the Company . Chapters IV to X describe the various battles - against the Portugues and the Dutch, against the Mughals, the French, the Marathas, Haidar and Tipu, the Gorkhas and the Sikhs. Chapter XI discusses the reasons why the Company triumphed.

The Raj at WarThe Raj at War



In The Raj at War we hear the myriad voices of ordinary Indian people, from the first Indian to win the Victoria Cross to the three soldiers imprisoned as ‘traitors to the Raj’ who returned to a hero’s welcome, from the nurses in ...

Author: Dr. Yasmin Khan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409029649

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Page: 432

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The Second World War was not fought by Britain alone. India produced the largest volunteer army in world history: over 2 million men. But, until now, there has never been a comprehensive account of India's turbulent home front and the nexus between warfare and India’s society. In The Raj at War we hear the myriad voices of ordinary Indian people, from the first Indian to win the Victoria Cross to the three soldiers imprisoned as ‘traitors to the Raj’ who returned to a hero’s welcome, from the nurses in Indian General Hospitals to labourers and their families in remote villages. Yasmin Khan presents the overlooked history of India at war, and shows how mobilisation for the war unleashed seismic processes of economic, cultural and social change – decisively shaping the international war effort, the unravelling of the empire and India’s own political trajectory.

The Financial Foundations of the British RajThe Financial Foundations of the British Raj



This revised edition of the book, first published in 1971, comprises an expanded introduction, that reviews recent research in this area, and a new imprint of the original text which has been edited afresh to slightly abbreviate some parts.

Author: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 8125029036

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Page: 384

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This revised edition of the book, first published in 1971, comprises an expanded introduction, that reviews recent research in this area, and a new imprint of the original text which has been edited afresh to slightly abbreviate some parts. The theme of this work may be summed up as the economic aspects of the theory and practice of the colonial state. The focus is upon the ideas and interests and contestations which went into the making of the policies of the Raj in the formative period following 1857, the years which saw the appointment of the first finance minister of India (then called the Finance Member), the introduction of the budget system and other innovations like the paper currency and income tax.

Railways and the RajRailways and the Raj



In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar traces the evolution of India's rail network, revealing how it was largely subverted for British economic and military purposes.

Author: Christian Wolmar

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ISBN: 1786495279

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Page: 384

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During the second half of the nineteenth century, the plans for British Empire expansion knew no bounds and landscapes around the world were forever changed by colonial infrastructure. In 1842 not a single mile of railway line existed in India: by 1929 41,000 miles of track served the country. Yet this was not intended to modernise India for the sake of its people but was a means for those in power to govern the huge country under their control. Despite the dubious intentions for the construction of the network, the Indian people quickly took to the railways, expanding their horizons and making migration to the cities of India easier than ever before. The Indian Railways network remains one of the largest in the world, serving over 25 million passengers each day. By building the railways in India, Britain radically changed the nation but also unwittingly created the preconditions of independence. While the railways greatly benefitted India and were the nation's first modern development, their construction ultimately contributed to a stirring of nationalist opinion. In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar traces the evolution of India's rail network, revealing how it was largely subverted for British economic and military purposes. He also examines the chequered role of the railways in Indian history and the part they played in the creation of today's modern state.

Dawning of the RajDawning of the Raj



This historical adventure story of the first order chronicles the life of Warren Hastings, who planted the roots of the British Empire in India.

Author: Jeremy Bernstein

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: UOM:39015048565108

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Page: 319

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Warren Hastings, Britain's first governor-elect of India, was in the 18th century the person most responsible for the creation of British rule in India, according to the author. Hastings' eventual and dramatic impeachment forms the conclusion to Bernstein's unusual and powerful narrative. 12 illustrations.

Forging the RajForging the Raj



This set of essays written over a span of forty years from 1961 to 2002, examines the structure and working of the British Raj in India during the first half of Crown Rule (1858-1914).

Author: Metcalf Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015060891291

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Page: 317

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This compilation of essays written over a span of forty years examines the structure and working knowledge of the British Raj in India during 1858-1914. The essays assess the institutions, policies, and strategies for 'knowing' India that the British brought to the task of governance. Focusing on land tenures, monumental architecture, and overseas migration, they provide suggestive ways of thinking about what empire meant for India.

Ideologies of the RajIdeologies of the Raj



Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052139547X

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Page: 260

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Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India. He demonstrates that the principles the British devised incorporated contradictory visions of India, yet together they made the authority of the Raj lawful. Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.

The Iron DukeThe Iron Duke



This is also the story of a humane, intelligent and acerbic aristocrat who believed that his kind were predestined to lead. It shows how he stamped his iron will on the men he commanded and how they responded.

Author: Lawrence James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446450352

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Page: 320

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'Lord Wellington don't know how to lose a battle.' The view of an anonymous soldier at Waterloo became the judgement of the world on the man who was hailed as the first general of his age. At Waterloo he defeated Napoleon, the master of war, and finally checked the disruptive forces of the French Revolution that had troubled Europe for over twenty years. Wellington taught himself the art of war in India where his hard-fought victories helped lay the foundations of the British raj. His armies liberated Portugal and Spain, shattered the myth of French invincibility and inspired the people of Europe to resist Napoleon. Largely drawn from original sources, Lawrence James's biography follows the life of Wellington the soldier and explains how he waged war and why he won battles. This is also the story of a humane, intelligent and acerbic aristocrat who believed that his kind were predestined to lead. It shows how he stamped his iron will on the men he commanded and how they responded. It reveals Wellington the professional fighting man who created the remarkable intelligence and logistical services that were the keys to his victories. But it was as the national hero who beat Napoleon, gave Europe peace and adhered resolutely to the path of duty that he was honoured by his countrymen who saw him as 'the highest incarnation of English character'.

Document RajDocument Raj



Raman shows, however, that the sheer volume of their document production allowed colonial managers to subtly but substantively manipulate records for their own ends, increasingly drawing the real and the recorded further apart.

Author: Bhavani Raman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226703275

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Page: 278

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Historians of British colonial rule in India have noted both the place of military might and the imposition of new cultural categories in the making of Empire, but Bhavani Raman, in Document Raj, uncovers a lesser-known story of power: the power of bureaucracy. Drawing on extensive archival research in the files of the East India Company’s administrative offices in Madras, she tells the story of a bureaucracy gone awry in a fever of documentation practices that grew ever more abstract—and the power, both economic and cultural, this created. In order to assert its legitimacy and value within the British Empire, the East India Company was diligent about record keeping. Raman shows, however, that the sheer volume of their document production allowed colonial managers to subtly but substantively manipulate records for their own ends, increasingly drawing the real and the recorded further apart. While this administrative sleight of hand increased the company’s reach and power within the Empire, it also bolstered profoundly new orientations to language, writing, memory, and pedagogy for the officers and Indian subordinates involved. Immersed in a subterranean world of delinquent scribes, translators, village accountants, and entrepreneurial fixers, Document Raj maps the shifting boundaries of the legible and illegible, the legal and illegitimate, that would usher India into the modern world.

The Great PartitionThe Great Partition



"This new edition of Yasmin Khan's reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the ...

Author: Yasmin Khan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300230321

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Page: 288

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"This new edition of Yasmin Khan's reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the Partition in light of the current refugee crisis. Reviews of the first edition: 'A riveting book on this terrible story'--The Economist; 'Unsparing. Provocative and painful'--The Times (London); 'Many histories of Partition focus solely on the elite policy makers. Yasmin Khan's empathetic account gives a great insight into the hopes, dreams, and fears of the millions affected by it'--Owen Bennett Jones, BBC"--Provided by publisher.

Tibet and the British RajTibet and the British Raj



This text explores the diplomatic representatives of the Raj in Tibet. Besides being scholars, spies and empire-builders, they also influenced events in Tibet but as well as shaping our modern understanding of that land.

Author: Alex McKay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700706275

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Page: 293

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This text explores the diplomatic representatives of the Raj in Tibet. Besides being scholars, spies and empire-builders, they also influenced events in Tibet but as well as shaping our modern understanding of that land.

British Sculpture and the Company RajBritish Sculpture and the Company Raj



Her close scrutiny of these largely forgotten works of art reveals the crucial part they played in helping the British to explain and justify empire to themselves.

Author: Barbara S. Groseclose

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874134064

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Page: 152

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"The British Raj (a Sanskrit-based word meaning dominion or empire), which has taken on a wholly Victorian flavor as a result of popular films and books, actually began in piecemeal fashion when the East India Company developed settlements in Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay during the seventeenth century. As these small enclaves grew into cities, the British tried hard to give them the look and feel of the country they had left behind." "Barbara Groseclose examines British public statuary and church monuments in India from the standpoint of its function in regard to the British themselves. Arguing that doubts and anxieties, as well as assumptions about their own place in Indian life, bear strongly on the roles and achievements for which the British sought or received commemoration, she analyzes the British self-characterizations of victor, administrator, scholar, and benefactor in sculptural imagery. Her close scrutiny of these largely forgotten works of art reveals the crucial part they played in helping the British to explain and justify empire to themselves. But the author's sense of the inherently ambivalent nature of the colonizer/colonized relationship prevents this book from becoming simply a platform for the indictment of imperialists or for an insistence on the wholesale victimization of their subjects. Rather, Groseclose discerns in this art some of the complicated emotional undertones simultaneously shaping and destabilizing the attempted economic and intellectual domination of India."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Kashmir and the British Raj 1847 1947Kashmir and the British Raj 1847 1947



This book represents a broad coverage of water resources topics and approaches to the assessment of the risks posed by chemicals and radionuclides.

Author: Robert A. Huttenback

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015060381699

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Page: 188

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This book represents a broad coverage of water resources topics and approaches to the assessment of the risks posed by chemicals and radionuclides. The papers presented concern country-specific and regional cases, studied from a practical and applied viewpoint. The book will interest scientists, regulatory decision-makers and public health professionals who have worked or plan to work in Central Asia. It is also of interest to firms whose products or services are useful in the public health, water purification, water distribution and environmental consulting fields.