India Under Colonial Rule: 1700-1885
By (author) Douglas M. Peers
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India Under Colonial Rule: 1700-1885 by Douglas M. Peers
Book DescriptionBetween 1700 and 1885 the British became the paramount power on the Indian subcontinent, their authority extending from Sri Lankain the south to the Himalayasin the north. It was a massive empire, inspiring both pride and anxiety amongst the British, and forcing change upon and disrupting the lives of its Indian subjects. Yet it is not simply a history of conquest and subjugation, or dominance and defeat: interaction and interdependency powerfully shaped the histories of all involved. The end result was a hybrid empire. India may have become by 1885 the jewel in the British crown, but by that same year a series of changes had occurred within Indian society that would set the foundations for the modern states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. This book provides a concise introduction to these dramatic changes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582317383
(229mm x 148mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas M. Peers
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Essays by leading historians from around the world combine to create a timely and authoritative assessment of a number of the major themes in the history of modern South Asia.
Between Mars and Mammon, Hardback (December 1995)» View all books by Douglas M. Peers
This study of the highly militarized British Raj looks at the relationship between British colonialism and the costly militarization of its administration. Soldiers and civilians, with rare exception, were united by the truism that British rule could only be retained by the sword.
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Author Biography - Douglas M. Peers
Douglas Peers teaches Indian and Imperial History at the University of Calgary. Previous publications include Between Mars and Mammon: Colonial Armies and the Garrison State in Nineteenth-Century India (1995), co-edited books on J.S. Mill and India and on India in the Victorian mass media, and articles on many different aspects of Indian military, literary and political history.
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