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Malcolm, John 1769-1833

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Works: 189 works in 713 publications in 6 languages and 4,161 library holdings
Genres: History  Charters and articles of incorporation  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner
Classifications: DS258, 955
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A memoir of Central India, including Malwa and adjoining provinces by John Malcolm( Book )

53 editions published between 1823 and 2011 in English and Marathi and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833) was a soldier and diplomat in British India and Persia. He returned to India on the eve of the British conquest of Malwa, a region of central India previously little known to Europeans, in 1818. Malcolm studied the region's geology, its agriculture and the history of its ruling families in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His reports were first published in Calcutta in 1821, and were revised and expanded for publication in two volumes in London in 1823. Based on interviews with native inhabitants and oral testimonies, Malcolm's work was the leading authority on Malwa until the 1930s, and remains valuable for its first-hand account of nineteenth-century Malwa's politics, culture and society. The most important chapter of Volume 2 contains Malcolm's recommendations for the future of British rule in Malwa. The volume also has an extensive appendix of over 200 pages of primary texts
The history of Persia, from the most early period to the present time : containing an account of the religion, government, usages, and character of the inhabitants of that kingdom by John Malcolm( Book )

65 editions published between 1815 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The product of a lifetime spent in India and the Middle East, for over a century this two-volume work by Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833), first published in 1815, remained the most trusted chronicle of Persia. Translated into French, German and Persian, the detailed and diverse contents earned its diplomat author an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Oxford. Although learned, Malcolm's narrative is informed by personal experiences acquired while serving as an envoy and secretary to the governor general, a position which clearly shaped his views on the country's political character. Volume 1 'commences in the fabulous ages', and covers the period from the ancient dynasties of Paishdadian and Kaianian, until the reign of Mahmood in the early eighteenth century
Sketches of Persia by John Malcolm( Book )

43 editions published between 1827 and 2010 in English and German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of Persia, from the journals of a traveller in the East by John Malcolm( Book )

42 editions published between 1827 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of Persia, although published anonymously in 1827, is attributed to Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833). Malcolm was a diplomat and administrator in India: arriving at the age of fourteen in 1783 to work for the East India Company, he was known during his long career as 'Boy' Malcolm. He swiftly moved into more political and diplomatic roles. He became fluent in Persian and was despatched to Persia for part of his career, though he would eventually return to India and become Governor of Bombay (1827-1830). In Volume 1 of Sketches, Malcolm starts the journey from Bombay, sailing into the Persian Gulf, arriving at Abusheher, where he stays many weeks. From there his party moves inland into the mountains, and finally reaches Shiraz and then Persepolis. Throughout his journey, Malcolm fills this work with his observations about the people he meets, and recounts Persian folk stories and fables
The political history of India, 1784 to 1823 by John Malcolm( Book )

19 editions published between 1826 and 1984 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The buccaneer, and other poems by John Malcolm( )

11 editions published between 1824 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Robert, lord Clive: collected from the family papers communicated by the Earl of Powis by John Malcolm( Book )

22 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Robert Clive Clive, 1725-1774, first British administrator of Bengal
Letter on the state of public affairs by John Malcolm( )

6 editions published in 1831 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political history of India, from 1784 to 1823 by John Malcolm( Book )

17 editions published between 1826 and 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833) was a diplomat and administrator in India. He arrived there in 1783 as a cadet in the East India Company, was quickly promoted, and soon moved into political and diplomatic roles where his linguistic skills proved extremely useful. In 1799 he was dispatched to Persia by Lord Wellesley, and concluded two important treaties. He returned to India in 1801 and towards the end of his career became the governor of Bengal (1827-1830). He wrote several books on India and Persia, including this two-volume history, published in 1826, which documents the period Malcolm himself had spent in India. In Volume 2, Malcolm considers the changing nature of Britain's control in India, and in later chapters reflects on the type of governance that developed, examining the roles of governor-general and the issue of crime and justice, as well as observing the British community more widely
Sketch of the political history of India from the introduction of Mr. Pitt's bill, A.D. 1784, to the present date by John Malcolm( Book )

14 editions published between 1811 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 'sketch' by John Malcolm (1769-1833), covers a relatively small period - from the introduction of the India Bill in 1784 to the book's publication in 1811. The bill marked the beginning of increased government control over the East India Company, and Malcolm had arrived in India the year before it was passed and had an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of British influence and ambitions in India. In over five hundred pages, he examines governance in India, covering the administrations of Lord Cornwallis, Sir John Shore and Marquis Wellesley, all of whom he served under in increasingly important roles. Malcolm went on to write other books about India and Persia, where he also spent several years, and in 1827 became Governor of Bombay. His Sketch of India gives an insider's perspective on a crucial period in the consolidation of British authority in large areas of the subcontinent
The government of India by John Malcolm( Book )

19 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the province of Malwa and adjoining districts by John Malcolm( )

8 editions published between 1822 and 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketch of the Sikhs : a singular nation, who inhabit the provinces of the Penjab, situated between the rivers Jumna and Indus by John Malcolm( Book )

15 editions published between 1812 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of Central India : including Malwa and adjoining provinces by John Malcolm( )

19 editions published between 1823 and 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833) was a soldier and diplomat in British India and Persia. He returned to India on the eve of the British conquest of Malwa, a region of central India previously little known to Europeans, in 1818. Malcolm studied the region's geology, its agriculture and the history of its ruling families in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His reports were first published in Calcutta in 1821, and were revised and expanded for publication in two volumes in London in 1823. Based on interviews with native inhabitants and oral testimonies, Malcolm's work was the leading authority on Malwa until the 1930s. Despite more recent scholarship on the region, Malcolm's work remains valuable for its first-hand account of nineteenth-century Malwa's politics, culture and society. Volume 1 contains overviews of Malwa's geology, agriculture and the government of the leading families
Observations on the disturbances in the Madras army in 1809 by John Malcolm( Book )

9 editions published between 1812 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of Persia : From the Journals of a Traveller in the East by John Malcolm( )

12 editions published between 1827 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of Persia, although published anonymously in 1827, is attributed to Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833). Malcolm was a diplomat and administrator in India: arriving at the age of fourteen in 1783 to work for the East India Company, he was known during his long career as 'Boy' Malcolm. He swiftly moved into more political and diplomatic roles. He became fluent in Persian and was despatched to Persia for part of his career, though he would eventually return to India and become Governor of Bombay (1827–1830). Volume 2 begins on the edge of the desert in Cashan and ends in Sennah. Along the way, Malcolm observes Persian life and customs, and describes his many encounters, which give a vivid picture of society in Persia during this period, including a magnificent reception at court in Tehran where he meets the king, who is dripping with jewels 'of an extraordinary size'
Stories from the Persian by John Malcolm( )

3 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Persia, from the most early period to the present time : containing an account of the religion, government, usages, and character of the inhabitants of that kingdom : in two volumes by John Malcolm( )

11 editions published between 1815 and 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The product of a lifetime spent in India and the Middle East, for over a century this two-volume work by Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833), first published in 1815, remained the most trusted chronicle of Persia. Translated into French, German and Persian, the detailed and diverse contents earned its diplomat author an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Oxford. Although learned, Malcolm's narrative is informed by personal experiences acquired while serving as an envoy and secretary to the governor general, a position which clearly shaped his views on the country's political character. Volume 2 begins with an account of the rulers of the early eighteenth century and goes on to provide a detailed history of modern Persia, incorporating descriptions of its religions, government, climate and social conventions. Malcolm's concluding remarks are both critical and portentous as he observes the needs for a 'complete alteration' in the political condition of Persia
 
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Sketches of Persia, from the journals of a traveller in the East Sketches of Persia : From the Journals of a Traveller in the East
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The history of Persia, from the most early period to the present time : containing an account of the religion, government, usages, and character of the inhabitants of that kingdomSketches of PersiaSketches of Persia, from the journals of a traveller in the EastThe life of Robert, lord Clive: collected from the family papers communicated by the Earl of PowisThe political history of India, from 1784 to 1823Sketch of the political history of India from the introduction of Mr. Pitt's bill, A.D. 1784, to the present dateThe government of IndiaA memoir of Central India : including Malwa and adjoining provinces
Alternative Names
John Malcolm ambassadeur britannique

John Malcolm britischer Botschafter

John Malcolm Brits politicus (1769-1833)

Malcolm, John 1769-1833 Sir

Malcolm, John sir

Malcolm, John, Sir, 1769-1833

Mālkūm, Jān, Sir, 1769-1833

Малькольм, Джон

جان ملکم سیاست‌مدار و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

جون مالكوم

سرجان, ملکم.

مالكولم، جون

مالكوم، جان، ١٧٦٩-١٨٣٣ سر،

مالكوم، جان، سر، ١٧٦٩-١٨٣٣

ジョン・マルコム

Languages
English (401)

German (19)

French (18)

Persian (3)

Arabic (3)

Marathi (1)