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A Short History of British India

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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107621831

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  • Originally published in 1889 as part of the Pitt Press Series and intended for use by the British middle and upper classes to prepare them for colonial administration, this book is a surprisingly sensitive description of India before and during British rule. Carlos, in conjunction with some 'old Indian' friends', describes life under British rule, the geography and key religions of India and important historical moments both before and after the British conquest. This book is useful as a record of the colonial mindset near the turn of the twentieth century, and will be of value to anyone interested in the history of the British Empire and historical British attitudes to rule.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107621831
    • length: 124 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. India - name and physical features
    2. Peoples of India
    3. Religions of India
    4. The Indian campaign of Alexander the Great
    5. Mohammedan conquest of India
    6. The Moghul emperors
    7. The Portuguese in India
    8. The East India Company - commercial period
    9. First struggle between the French and the English in the Karnatic - Labourdonnais and Dupleix
    10. Acquisition of Bengal - Clive - battle of Plassey
    11. Second struggle between the French and the English in the Karnatic - Lally
    12. Settlement of Bengal
    13. Warren Hastings - war with Haidar Ali and Tipu
    14. Trial of Warren Hastings
    15. Settlements of the land revenue
    16. Wars with Tipu Sultan
    17. Marquis Wellesley - first Marhatta war
    18. Administration of Lord Minto
    19. Second Marhatta war
    20. Indian administration 1813–33
    21. First Burmese war
    22. The Kabul disaster
    23. Wars in Gwalior and Sind
    24. The Sikh wars
    25. Administration of Lord Dalhousie
    26. The mutiny of 1857
    27. Little wars of India
    28. Second and third Burmese wars
    29. India since the mutiny
    30. Indian literature.

  • Author

    E. S. Carlos

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