Who Was Who in British India
With over 5,000 entries, this book provides information on the men and women who played a significant role in British India from 1583 to 1947. In addition to military and governmental leaders, the book includes entries on leaders in business, the church and missions, art and literature, and science and medicine. An effort has also been made to include the women who played an important role in India. The only other reference work on the subject, Buckland's Dictionary of Indian Biography, was published in 1906. This book updates that work, covering the last 40 years of the British Raj, and provides more balanced coverage of types of leaders.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 1,351.71g
- 30 Jul 1998
- Greenwood Press
- Westport, United States
- Annotated edition
Table of contents
Introduction Abbreviations Biographies Bibliography Index
"Unique contribution to historical record of British India and highly recommended for researchers and scholars alike."-Indian Defence Review "This work is highly recommended for all subject and for large reference collections."-ARBA "Riddick's compilation will strengthen collections in academic libraries with a focus on British or Indian history."-Rettig on Reference ?This work is highly recommended for all subject and for large reference collections.?-ARBA ?Riddick's compilation will strengthen collections in academic libraries with a focus on British or Indian history.?-Rettig on Reference ?Unique contribution to historical record of British India and highly recommended for researchers and scholars alike.?-Indian Defence Review
About John F. Riddick
JOHN F. RIDDICK is head of the Library Technical Services Department at Central Michigan University. His earlier books include A Guide to Indian Manuscripts (Greenwood, 1993) and Glimpses of India: An Annotated Bibliography of Personal Writings by Englishmen, 1583-1947 (Greenwood, 1989).