Raj : the making and unmaking of British India / Lawrence James.

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  • London : Little, Brown 1997
Physical description
xiv, 722 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 0316640727
  • 9780316640725
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index.
  • D: Newington-Irving Collection.
Contents
  • pt. 1. The Company Ascendant: 1740-84 -- 1. Prologue: Mughal Twilight -- 2. A Glorious Prospect: Robert Clive's Wars, 1740-55 -- 3. New Strength from Conquest: Bengal, 1755-65 -- 4. An Empire Within an Empire: British Reactions to Indian Conquests -- pt. 2. The Conquest of India: 1784-1856 -- 1. No Retreat: Grand Strategy and Small Wars, 1784-1826 -- 2. The Cossack and the Sepoy: Misadventures of an Asian Power, 1826-42 -- 3. The cast of a Die: The Sind and the Sikhs, 1843-49 -- 4. Robust Bodies and Obstinate Minds: An Anatomy of Conquest -- pt. 3. The Raj Consolidated: 1784-1856 -- 1. European Gentlemen: India's New Ruling Class -- 2. Utility and Beneficence: British Visions and Indian Realities -- 3. Gradual and Mild Correction: Taxing and Policing India -- 4. A Hearty Desire: Sex, Religion and the Raj -- pt. 4. The Mutiny: 1857-59 -- 1. The Sahib Paid No Attention: The Raj Imperilled, January-July 1857 -- 2. Very Harrowing Work: The Raj Resurgent, August 1857-January 1859 -- 3. Like Elephants on Heat: Anglo-Indian Reactions to the Mutiny -- pt. 5. Triumphs and Tremors: 1860-1914 -- 1. Low and Steady Pressure: The Exercise of Absolute Power -- 2. Not as Relics but as Rulers: India's Princes -- 3. We are British Subjects: Loyalty and Dissent, 1860-1905 -- 4. Not Worth the Candle: Wars, Real and Imaginary, 1854-1914 -- 5. Never at Peace: India's Frontiers and Armies -- 6. Conciliatory Sugar Plums: Compromise and Coercion, 1906-14 -- pt. 6. Disturbances and Departures: 1914-48 -- 1. True to Our Salt: India and the First World War, 1914-18 -- 2. Strong Passion: Amritsar and After, 1919-22 -- 3. This Wonderful Land: Anglo-Indian Perspectives -- 4. A Great Trial of Strength: Power Struggles, 1922-42 -- 5. A Bad Knock: India at War, January-July 1942 -- 6. An Occupied and Hostile Country: India at War, August 1942-August 1945 -- 7. What Are We Here For?: September 1945-February 1947 -- 8. Was It Too Quick?: Dividing and Departing, March-September 1947.
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  • Bibliography
  • History.
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  • English

Summary

  • In less than 100 years, the British made themselves masters of India, and ruled it for another 100 years. But the monolithic Raj was always precarious. Its masters knew that it rested ultimately on the goodwill of the Indians.
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