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The making of the Raj : India under the East India Company

Author: Ian St John
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most traditional Raj histories deal with the actions, motives, and thoughts of the British who occupied, governed, and administered the subcontinent. The Making of the Raj: India under the East India Company flips the focus and tells not of the rulers but concentrates on the Indian workers--the farmers, the millhands, the servants, and the gardeners. The book uncovers the untold and priceless tales of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian St John
ISBN: 9781846450143 1846450144 9780313097362 0313097364
OCLC Number: 181602580
Description: ix, 193 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The expansion of British rule 1600-1859. First impressions ; Indians and the making of the Raj ; Bengal and beyond --
The experience of British rule, 1600-1859. Landed society and British rule ; Commerce and industry under company rule ; The company, class and caste ; The experience of the state ; Cultural and religious life under company rule ; Resistance to British rule.
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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.  Read more...

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