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Strangers in the land : the rise and decline of the British Indian Empire

Author: Roderick Cavaliero
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An enigma within a paradox might best describe the nature of British rule in India. The Indian Empire was the 'jewel in the crown', Queen Victoria was Empress of India and her successors similarly raised to the purple. India was the lodestone of the British Empire and her loss regarded as an irretrievable blow to Britain's status as a world power. The British in India, first as adventurers and traders, and finally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cavaliero, Roderick.
Strangers in the land.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2002
(OCoLC)606055270
Online version:
Cavaliero, Roderick.
Strangers in the land.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2002
(OCoLC)606823996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Cavaliero
ISBN: 1860647979 9781860647970
OCLC Number: 48416168
Description: xvi, 280 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 'To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul' --
'A Field Left Open for Adventurers' --
'That Man not Born for a Desk' --
'The Mind that Grasps at Such Inordinate Wealth Must be Vicious' --
'A Storm of Universal Fire' --
'English Man, Very Good Man' --
'We Must Go to the Orient' --
'Our Empire Seems Destined to be Short-Lived' --
'Why ... Deprive Me of My Poor and Barren Country?' --
'Europeans Cannot Retreat' --
'The Great Chiefs and Landowners of India' --
'Worth Three Hundred a Year, Dead or Alive' --
'We Are Pledged to India' --
'Marching up to an Impossible Solution' --
'Crushed by English Poetry'.
Responsibility: Roderick Cavaliero.
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The Indian Empire was the jewel in the crown and Queen Victoria was Empress of India. But the end came with Indian independence in 1947 and the British left a divided sub-continent. This text  Read more...

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