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    Bengal: The British Bridgehead: Eastern India 1740-1828 (New Cambridge History of India) (Paperback) By (author) Prof. P. J. Marshall, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards

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    DescriptionThe aim of Bengal: The British Bridgehead is to explain how, in the eighteenth century, Britain established her rule in eastern India, the first part of the subcontinent to be incorporated into the British Empire. Though the British were not in firm control of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa until 1765, to illustrate the circumstances in which they gained power and elucidate the Indian inheritance that so powerfully shaped the early years of their rule, professor Marshall begins his analysis around 1740 with the reign of Alivardi Khan, the last effective Mughal ruler of eastern India. He then explores the social, cultural and economic changes that followed the imposition of foreign rule and seeks to assess the consequences for the peoples of the region; emphasis is given throughout as much to continuities rooted deep in the history of Bengal as to the more obvious effects of British domination. The volume closes in the 1820s when, with British rule firmly established, a new pattern of cultural and economic relations was developing between Britain and eastern India.

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    Bengal: The British Bridgehead
    Eastern India 1740-1828
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Prof. P. J. Marshall, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521028226
    ISBN 10: 0521028221

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA, 3JF
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    DC22: 954.14029
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    DC22: 954.1403
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    LC classification: DS485.B48 M37 2006
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHF
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus. 2 maps
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    Publication date
    02 November 2006
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    Review quote
    "The entire Cambridge series, judging from the quality of these two examples, will prove essential reading for some time to come, for both specialists in Indian history and scholars in related fields. Both authors have clearly demonstrated their control over the state of scholarship in their respective areas. These two authors, and the series editors as well, are to be commended for a fine start to what should prove to be a major contribution to the study of Indian history." Michael H. Fisher, Public Affairs Spring 1989
    Table of contents
    General editor's preface; Preface; Maps; 1. The setting for empire; 2. Late Mughal Bengal; 3. The crisis of empire, 1740-65; 4. The new regime; 5. A new society?; 6. Conclusion; Bibliographical essay; Index.