Indian Society And The Making Of The British Empire

Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire PDF
Author: C. A. Bayly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386500
Size: 72.86 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Indian Society And The Making Of The British Empire

by C. A. Bayly, Indian Society And The Making Of The British Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indian Society And The Making Of The British Empire books, This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.


Colonial India And The Making Of Empire Cinema

Colonial India and the Making of Empire Cinema PDF
Author: Prem Chowdhry
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719057922
Size: 33.10 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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Colonial India And The Making Of Empire Cinema

by Prem Chowdhry, Colonial India And The Making Of Empire Cinema Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Colonial India And The Making Of Empire Cinema books, "This book is an empirico-historical enquiry into the empire cinema made in Hollywood and Britain during the turbulent 1930s and 1940s. It shows how empire cinema constructed the colonial world, its rationale for doing so, and the manner in which such constructions were received by the colonised people".--Back cover.


Empire And Information

Empire and Information PDF
Author: Christopher Alan Bayly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521663601
Size: 44.42 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 412
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Empire And Information

by Christopher Alan Bayly, Empire And Information Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Empire And Information books, In a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence gathering in India, C. A. Bayly shows how networks of Indian spies were recruited by the British to secure military, political and social information about their subjects. He also examines the social and intellectual origins of these 'native informants', and considers how the colonial authorities interpreted and often misinterpreted the information they supplied. It was such misunderstandings which ultimately contributed to the failure of the British to anticipate the rebellions of 1857. The author argues, however, that even before this, complex systems of debate and communication were challenging the political and intellectual dominance of the European rulers.


Traditional Industry In The Economy Of Colonial India

Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India PDF
Author: Tirthankar Roy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521650120
Size: 35.74 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Traditional Industry In The Economy Of Colonial India

by Tirthankar Roy, Traditional Industry In The Economy Of Colonial India Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Traditional Industry In The Economy Of Colonial India books, Tirthankar Roy challenges the view that traditional industry was destroyed in the colonial period. Roy argues that while traditional industry did evolve during the industrial revolution, these transformations had a galvanizing effect on manufacturing generally and that the major industries in post-independence India were shaped by such transformations.


The Raj

The Raj PDF
Author: Christopher Alan Bayly
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
ISBN: 9781855140264
Size: 64.42 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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The Raj

by Christopher Alan Bayly, The Raj Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Raj books,


An Intellectual History For India

An Intellectual History for India PDF
Author: Shruti Kapila
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521199751
Size: 72.43 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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An Intellectual History For India

by Shruti Kapila, An Intellectual History For India Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Intellectual History For India books, This volume addresses the power of ideas in the making of Indian political modernity. As an intermediate history of connections between South Asia and the global arena the volume raises new issues in intellectual history. It reviews the period from the emergence of constitutional liberalism in the1830s, through the swadeshi era to the writings of Tilak, Azad and Gandhi in the twentieth century. While several contributions reflect on the ideologies of nationalism, the volume seeks to rescue intellectual history from being simply a narration of the nation-state. It does not seek to create a 'canon' of political thought so much as to show how Indian concepts of state and society were redrawn in the context of emergent globalized debates about freedom, the constitution of the self and the good society in the late colonial era. In so doing the contributions here resituate an Indian intellectual history that has long been eclipsed by social and political history. These essays were originally published in a Special issue of the journal Modern Intellectual History (CUP, April 2007).


Imperial Meridian

Imperial Meridian PDF
Author: Christopher Alan Bayly
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582494381
Size: 38.89 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 295
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Imperial Meridian

by Christopher Alan Bayly, Imperial Meridian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Imperial Meridian books, In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of Africa, constitutes the central phase of British imperial history.


Socio Religious Reform Movements In British India

Socio Religious Reform Movements in British India PDF
Author: Kenneth W. Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521249867
Size: 41.44 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 243
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Socio Religious Reform Movements In British India

by Kenneth W. Jones, Socio Religious Reform Movements In British India Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Socio Religious Reform Movements In British India books, Socio-religious Reform Movements in British India will appeal to students and scholars in a wide variety of social scientific disciplines.


Rulers Townsmen And Bazaars

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Author: C. A. Bayly
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521310543
Size: 55.53 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 489
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Rulers Townsmen And Bazaars

by C. A. Bayly, Rulers Townsmen And Bazaars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rulers Townsmen And Bazaars books, Widely acclaimed when it first appeared in hard covers, Dr Bayly's authoritative study traces the evolution of North Indian towns and merchant communities from the decline of Mughal dominion to the consolidation of mature Victorian empire following the 'mutiny' of 1857. The first section of the book looks at the response of the inhabitants of the Ganges Valley to the 'Time of Troubles' in the eighteenth century. The second section shows how the incoming British, were themselves constrained to build their new empire on this resilient network of towns, rural bazaars and merchant communities; and how in turn colonial trade and administration were moulded by indigenous forms of commerce and politics. The third section focuses on the social history of the towns under early colonial rule and includes an analysis of the culture and business methods of the Indian merchant family. It is based in part on the private records and histories of the business people themselves.


Forgotten Armies

Forgotten Armies PDF
Author: Christopher Alan Bayly
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017481
Size: 51.56 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 555
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Forgotten Armies

by Christopher Alan Bayly, Forgotten Armies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Forgotten Armies books, In the early stages of the Second World War, the vast crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore appeared as a massive Allied asset. It provided scores of soldiers and great quantities of raw materials and helped present a seemingly impregnable global defense against the Axis. Yet, within a few weeks in 1941-42, a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, sweeping suddenly and decisively through south and southeast Asia to the Indian frontier, and provoking the extraordinary revolutionary struggles which would mark the beginning of the end of British dominion in the East and the rise of today's Asian world. More than a military history, this gripping account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a panoramic view of British Asia as it was ravaged by warfare, nationalist insurgency, disease, and famine. It breathes life into the armies of soldiers, civilians, laborers, businessmen, comfort women, doctors, and nurses who confronted the daily brutalities of a combat zone which extended from metropolitan cities to remote jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon a vast range of Indian, Burmese, Chinese, and Malay as well as British, American, and Japanese voices, the authors make vivid one of the central dramas of the twentieth century: the birth of modern south and southeast Asia and the death of British rule.