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    Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (New Cambridge History of India) (Hardback) By (author) C. a. Bayly, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards

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    DescriptionThe past twenty years have seen a proliferation of specialist scholarship on the period of India's trasition to colonialism. This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from recent work and seeks in particular to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the 'decline of the Moghuls' and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East Indian Company's trade and urban settlements. Professor Bayly considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Later chapters deal with changes in India's ecology, social organisation and ideologies in the nineteenth century, and analyse the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the rebellion of 1857.

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    Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C. a. Bayly, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521250924
    ISBN 10: 0521250927

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    Abridged Dewey: 954
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, HIS017000
    LC classification: DS463
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 954.03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: A15403036
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    DC20: 954 s 954.03
    LC classification: DS436 .N47 1987 PT. 2, VOL. 1, DS436 .N47 1987 pt. 2, vol. 1 DS463
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHF
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus. 5 maps
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    Publication date
    01 May 1988
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    Review quote
    'A treat in store for all students of subcontinental history ... an excellent read for any person interested in recent Indian history.' Tariq Ali, The Guardian 'A masterly work of synthesis and interpretation.' The Times Literary Supplement 'A sophisticated and complex explanation for the failure of the indigenous States to resist British imperialism ... a work of substantial scholarship providing not merely a synthesis of existing material but also original research.' The Times Higher Education Supplement '... The result is a rewarding narrative and nuanced analysis of nineteenth-century colonization ... Price's accomplishment is not only to put together one piece of a bigger puzzle but also to make clear the value of his interactive perspective on imperial encounters wherever they occurred.' The Journal of Interdisciplinary History
    Table of contents
    List of maps; General editor's preface; Preface; Introduction; 1. India in the eighteenth century: the formation of states and social groups; 2. Indian capital and the emergence of colonial society; 3. The crisis of the Indian state, 1780-1820; 4. The consolidation and failure of the East India Company's state, 1818-57; 5. Peasant and Brahmin: consolidating 'traditional' society; 6. Rebellion and reconstruction; Conclusion: the first age of colonialism in India; Glossary of Indian terms; Bibliography; Index.