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The Political History of India, from 1784 to 1823

The Political History of India, from 1784 to 1823
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108181068

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  • 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. Volume 1 incorporates content from Malcolm's earlier Sketch of Political India (1811). It covers British expansion into Indian territory during the administrations of Lord Cornwallis, Sir John Shore, Marquess Wellesley, Lord Minto and the Marquess of Hastings, while Volume 2 discusses the changing nature of British rule.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108181068
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 73 mm
    • weight: 1.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introduction
    2. Administration of Lord Cornwallis
    3. Administration of Sir John Shore
    4. Administration of Marquess Wellesley
    5. Second administration of Lord Cornwallis, and administration of Sir George Barlow, till the conclusion of peace with Jeswunt Row Holkar
    6. Administration of Lord Minto
    7. Administration of the Marquess of Hastings. Volume 2:
    8. Political history of India
    9. Observations and reflections on the general administration of the Indian Government in England
    10. Local government of India
    11. Observations on the British community in India
    Appendix.

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    John Malcolm

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