Revenue and Reform
the Indian Problem in British Politics 1757-1773
By (author) H. V. Bowen
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Revenue and Reform by H. V. Bowen
Book DescriptionRevenue and Reform offers a reappraisal of British imperial politics in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. It is traditional to regard the 1760s as a time when British politicians were preoccupied with the crises which eventually led to the outbreak of the American War of Independence in 1775. Here, for the first time, a different imperial problem - the Indian problem - is examined in detail. Politicians struggled to come to terms with the East India Company's unexpected acquisition of territory and great wealth in Bengal, and they endeavoured to formulate policy related to many new and unfamiliar issues. New light is shed on debate about revenue collection, territorial rights, diplomacy, justice and administrative reform in order to illustrate the central theme of the book: the gradual and reluctant assumption of responsibility by ministers for the Indian empire. Firm guidelines for the development of the Anglo-Indian imperial connection were eventually laid down by Lord North's Regulating Act of 1773, and the background to, and principles underpinning, this important legislative landmark are fully explored in the concluding chapters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521403160
(204mm x 159mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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