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Studies in the Land Revenue History of Bengal, 1769-1787

Author: Richard Bury Ramsbotham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 205

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Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital

Rural Bengal Since 1770

Author: Sugata Bose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521266949

Category: History

Page: 203

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This book is a critical work of synthesis and interpretation on one of the central themes in modern Indian history - agrarian change under British colonial rule. Sugata Bose analyses the relationships between demography, commercialization, class structure and peasant resistance unfolding over the long term between 1770 and the present. By integrating the histories of land and capital, he examines the relationship between capitalist development of the wider economy under colonial rule and agrarian continuity and change. Drawing most of his empirical evidence from rural Bengal, the author makes comparisons with regional agrarian histories of other parts of South Asia. Thus, this study stands on its own in the field of modern Indian social and economic history in its chronological sweep and comparative context and makes the complex subject of India s peasantry accessible to students and the interested non-specialist.

The Cambridge Economic History of India: Volume 2, C.1751-c.1970

Author: Tapan Raychaudhuri,Dharma Kumar,Irfan Habib,Meghnad Desai

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521228022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1078

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The Cambridge Economic History of India, published in two volumes, aims at tracing the changes in the economy of India from the thirteenth to the middle of the present century and beyond. The second volume covers the period 1757–1970, from the establishment of British rule to its termination, with epilogues on the post-Independence period. Part I opens with a broad description of the economy in the middle of the eighteenth century, then describes general economic trends in four main regions up to the middle of the nineteenth century, and includes a discussion of changes in the agrarian structure up to the end of 1947. Part II takes up various themes for the economy as a whole, while Part III deals with post-Independence developments in India and Pakistan. The Cambridge Economic History of India will be widely accepted as the standard work of reference on the subject, and the volumes will be of relevance to fields other than economic history, being the first major collaborative work of its kind to explore the shift of an advanced Asian civilization from pre-colonial times to independence.

Property, Land, Revenue, and Policy

The East India Company, c.1757–1825

Author: J. Albert Rorabacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351997335

Category: History

Page: 516

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For the first century-and-a-half of its nearly 275 year existence, the English East India Company remained ostensibly a mercantile enterprise, satisfied to simply trade, competing with other European traders. In the middle of the eighteenth century, as a response to French expansion in India, the East India Company redefined itself, becoming an active participant in India’s ‘game of thrones’. Through the use of its military might, only tentatively supported by the English Crown and Parliament, the Company dominated trade, became a king-maker, and ultimately a colonial administrator over much of the Indian Subcontinent. The Company had become a state in the guise of a merchant. The Company consolidated its position in Bengal, then began to exert its power by toppling local potentates and absorbing one princely state after another. Confronted with a land system that was built on custom and tradition, and not law, with no tradition of land ownership, the British were forced to formulate a new land tenure and revenue system for India, one based on British principles of property. Permanent Settlement was the new government’s first attempt at creating a new revenue system. Through its creation, for the first time, private property rights were conferred on the formerly non-landowning zamindars. Which, as this authoritative volume notes in turn, created a land market, destabilizing the political and social structure of India irretrievably.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Miscellaneous Publication

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The History of British India

From 1805 to 1835

Author: Horace Hayman Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 1849

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 9939

Dictionary of National Biography

Index and epitome

Author: Sir Sidney Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 1456

View: 9939

Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Chambers's Encyclopaedia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, with Maps and Numerous Wood Engravings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Black Hole of Empire

History of a Global Practice of Power

Author: Partha Chatterjee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400842603

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 7363

When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. While this episode was never independently confirmed, the story of "the black hole of Calcutta" was widely circulated and seen by the British public as an atrocity committed by savage colonial subjects. The Black Hole of Empire follows the ever-changing representations of this historical event and founding myth of the British Empire in India, from the eighteenth century to the present. Partha Chatterjee explores how a supposed tragedy paved the ideological foundations for the "civilizing" force of British imperial rule and territorial control in India. Chatterjee takes a close look at the justifications of modern empire by liberal thinkers, international lawyers, and conservative traditionalists, and examines the intellectual and political responses of the colonized, including those of Bengali nationalists. The two sides of empire's entwined history are brought together in the story of the Black Hole memorial: set up in Calcutta in 1760, demolished in 1821, restored by Lord Curzon in 1902, and removed in 1940 to a neglected churchyard. Challenging conventional truisms of imperial history, nationalist scholarship, and liberal visions of globalization, Chatterjee argues that empire is a necessary and continuing part of the history of the modern state. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Dictionary of National Biography

Author: Leslie Stephen,Sir Sidney Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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The Annals of Rural Bengal

Author: Sir William Wilson Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 475

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Indian Constitutional Documents -1757-1939

Author: Anil Chandra Banerjee

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 1406707929

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 6824

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Netherlands India

A Study of Plural Economy

Author: J. S. Furnivall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108011276

Category: History

Page: 532

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A reissue of the classic history of Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia, describing its economic and social development until 1939.

Lord Curzon in India

Being a Selection from His Speeches as Viceroy & Governor-General of India 1898-1905

Author: Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston

Publisher: London : Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 597

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India Tracts

Author: John Zephaniah Holwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Black Hole Incident, Calcutta, India, 1756

Page: 432

View: 9510

India Under Curzon & After

Author: Lovat Fraser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 495

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The Viceroyalty of Lord Ripon, 1880-1884

Author: Sarvepalli Gopal

Publisher: LOndon, Oxford U. P

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: 245

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Bengal: The British Bridgehead

Eastern India 1740-1828

Author: P. J. Marshall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521028226

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 5049

The 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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