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Acquiring the Station: Political Dynamics

Queeny Pradhan

in Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu, 1820-1920

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199463558
eISBN:
9780199088874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463558.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter questions the notion of hill stations as uninhabited spaces prior to the arrival of the British. The acquisition was not a ‘natural’ takeover—an impression conveyed in the official ... More


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