Ideologies of the Raj
By (author) Thomas R. Metcalf
Edited by C. A. Bayly
Series edited by Gordon Johnson
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Ideologies of the Raj by Thomas R. Metcalf
Book DescriptionIdeologies of the Raj examines how the British sought to justify their rule over India. The author argues that two divergent strategies were devised to legitimate their authority: the one defined characteristics which the Indians shared with the British themselves, while the other emphasised qualities of enduring 'difference'. In the end, however, the differences predominated in the colonial view of India. Since the British constructed few explicit ideologies of empire, the author explores the workings of the Raj through the study of its underlying assumptions as revealed in policies and writings. Students of modern India and the British Empire will find Thomas Metcalf's book relevant and accessible.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521395472
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Imperial Connections, Paperback (September 2008)
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Ideologies of the Raj, Paperback (February 1997)» View all books by Thomas R. Metcalf
Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India.
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