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The scandal of empire : India and the creation of imperial Britain

Author: Nicholas B Dirks
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Scandal of Empire' reveals that the conquests of the East India Company were critical to England's development in the 18th century & beyond. This book shows how the empire projected its own scandalous behaviour onto India itself & provides an understanding of the coloniser & the colonised.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Warren Hastings; Edmund Burke; Burke, Edmund <1729-1797>; Hastings, Warren <1732-1818> - Procès, instances, etc.; Warren Hastings; Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke; Warren Hastings
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas B Dirks
ISBN: 0674021665 9780674021662 0674027248 9780674027244
OCLC Number: 62282745
Description: xviii, 389 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Scandal --
Corruption --
Spectacle --
Economy --
Sovereignty --
State --
History --
Tradition --
Empire.
Responsibility: Nicholas B. Dirks.
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'The Scandal of Empire' reveals that the conquests of the East India Company were critical to England's development in the 18th century & beyond. This book shows how the empire projected its own scandalous behaviour onto India itself & provides an understanding of the coloniser & the colonised.

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