The History of British India: A Chronology

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - History - 367 pages

This book is a history of British India from 1599 to 1947. It is divided into three parts addressing political history, topical studies, and a collection of four hundred biographies of noteworthy English men and women who played a role in the creation of British India.

As the Elizabethan era approached its end, English life exuded a high sense of energy and optimism that drove men to the ends of the earth. The lure of wealth in the spices of the East Indies correlated well with English naval strengths. In London, the East India Company set the national vision of competition with the Portuguese, Dutch and French while in India it developed the ports of Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta. Britain dominated India's political landscape for over 300 years, yet in the twentieth century, the emergence of Gandhi and his use of civil disobedience shook the British government to its foundations. By March 1947, Lord Mountbatten had little more choice than to grant Indian independence or see it taken by Indians themselves.

 

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Contents

British Entry into India 15991765
3
The Rise Of British India 17661818
20
The Consolidation of British India 18191857
38
Indian Mutiny and Reconstruction under Crown Rule 18571876
57
Imperial India 1877 1905
73
Reform and Reaction 19051920
93
Toward Indian Independence 19201947
107
CHRONOLOGY OF TOPICS
125
British Education in India
161
Cultural Developments
173
Law and Judicial Institutions
188
Oriental Studies
201
Science Technology and Medicine
213
BIOGRAPHIES OF NOTABLE ANGLOINDIANS
231
BIOGRAPHIES
233
Index
337

Economic Development
127
Religion and the Missions
148

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John F. Riddick is Professor Emeritus of Central Michigan University. His earlier books include: Who Was Who in British India (Greenwood, 1998), A Guide to Indian Manuscripts (Greenwood, 1993), and Glimpses of India: An Annotated Bibliography of Personal Writings by Englishmen, 1583-1947 (Greenwood, 1989).

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