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Grass in their mouths : the Upper Doab of India under the Company's Magna Charta, 1793-1830

Author: D H A Kolff
Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Brill's Indological library, v. 33.
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Scholarship on the pre-Bentinck period of Indian history has taken little notice of the ineviatable dilemmas of colonial rule as they became visible in the districts. This book argues that the disdain the eighteenth-century Westminster parliaments expressed both for Indians and the East India Company induced the Bengal civil service to formulate for itself a corporate identity that, because of its distant and  Read more...
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Kolff, D.H.A., 1938-
Grass in their mouths.
Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2010026465
(OCoLC)624420145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D H A Kolff
ISBN: 9789004188020 9004188029 1283039281 9781283039284
OCLC Number: 714838726
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 647 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Cornwallis system and the colonial executive --
The Gujars of the Upper Doab --
A change of system in Merath --
Beyond rules and regulations : Dehra Dun under Frederick Shore --
How the Landhaura riyāsat was dissected --
Lawlessness and legal plunder in Saharanpur.
Series Title: Brill's Indological library, v. 33.
Responsibility: by Dirk H.A. Kolff.

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The core of the book consists of superbly-detailed studies of how, on a frontier of colonial India, village leaders, Indian policemen and revenue officials, bankers and judges confronted, survived ,  Read more...

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