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Administering Colonialism and WarThe Political Life of Sir Andrew Clow of the Indian Civil Service

Administering Colonialism and War: The Political Life of Sir Andrew Clow of the Indian Civil Service

Colin R. Alexander

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493739
eISBN:
9780199096954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493739.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Colonialism is a dehumanizing experience for all those at the mercy of its power structures. The officers of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) were no exception. This book focuses on the role of ICS in ... More

After Timur LeftCulture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

Francesca Orsini and Samira Sheikh (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450664
eISBN:
9780199085019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450664.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Most people imagine the period between Timur’s sack of Delhi and the arrival of the Mughals to be one of unrelenting darkness and disorder. The first major compendium of essays on the ‘long’ ... More

Archiving the British RajHistory of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Archiving the British Raj: History of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489923
eISBN:
9780199095599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The archives are generally sites where historians conduct research into our past. Seldom are they objects of research. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya traces the path that led to the creation of a central ... More

Ascending India and Its State CapacityExtraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300215922
eISBN:
9780300224993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215922.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book offers an account of the ongoing struggles and instability of India's political and economic institutions. India's ascent as a formidable power on the world stage and its geopolitical ... More

Ashraf into Middle ClassesMuslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Margrit Pernau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book investigates the history of the Muslim communities in Delhi from the conquest of the city by Lord Lake in 1803 to the end of the First World War. It is based on a large range of sources in ... More

Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Romila Thapar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
eISBN:
9780199081073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This volume is about the history of the decline of the Mauryan dynasty in ancient India and the reign of Aśoka Maurya. It describes the sources of information for this study and Aśoka's early life, ... More

Atiya's JourneysA Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

Atiya's Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Sunil Sharma (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068334
eISBN:
9780199080441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068334.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

More than a century ago, Atiya Fyzee, a Muslim woman of the renowned Tyabji clan, set out from colonial Bombay to study in Edwardian London. As she rode the steamboat, she began writing her daily ... More

Behind The MaskThe Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book investigates the deeper area of class antagonism between the privileged and underprivileged classes as they faced the colonial state and its different ideas of legality and sovereignty in ... More

Being MizoIdentity and Belonging in Northeast India

Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Joy L. K. Pachuau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book is an attempt at understanding the complex issues of identity formation in the relatively unexplored region of Northeast India. The work adopts the methodology of historical anthropology to ... More

Between EmpiresPrint and Politics in Goa

Between Empires: Print and Politics in Goa

Rochelle Pinto

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690477
eISBN:
9780199081899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690477.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book explores the contours of print production in Goa as an extension of the questions that had prompted the studies on print in colonial India. It looks into the nature of and principles ... More

Between Modernity and NationalismHalide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Mushirul Hasan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Halide Edip (1884–1964) once observed that Turkey is an ideal cross-section of the human world. Her own life was no less eclectic. A prolific novelist, teacher, erudite scholar, and political ... More

Bombay's People, 1860-98Insolvents in the City

Bombay's People, 1860-98: Insolvents in the City

Asiya Siddiqi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199472208
eISBN:
9780199091072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472208.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Caught in the web of global economic fluctuations, Bombay experienced a cataclysmic financial crisis in the 1860s. Before the crash the city’s economy was heavily dependent on the trade in cotton. By ... More

Burden of HistoryAssam and the Partition--Unresolved Issues

Burden of History: Assam and the Partition--Unresolved Issues

Udayon Misra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199478361
eISBN:
9780199090914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478361.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

The work attempts to show how the shadow of Partition continues to fall over the society and politics of the state of Assam and how issues such as immigration, demographic change, language, and ... More

Caste and NatureDalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Mukul Sharma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Rarely do Indian environmental discourses examine nature through the lens of caste. Whereas nature is considered as universal and inherent, caste is understood as a constructed historical and social ... More

ChaitanyaA Life and Legacy

Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Amiya P. Sen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493838
eISBN:
9780199097784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493838.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Indian History

This is a short yet critical biography of a major religious figure from Hindu Bengal, Krishna Chaitanya (1486–1533), based on extant hagiographical sources from medieval Bengal as also recent ... More

Claiming the CityProtest, Crime, and Scandals in Colonial Calcutta, c. 1860-1920

Claiming the City: Protest, Crime, and Scandals in Colonial Calcutta, c. 1860-1920

Anindita Ghosh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199464791
eISBN:
9780199086931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464791.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

As the administrative and commercial capital of British India and as one of the earliest experiments in modern urbanization in the sub-continent, Calcutta proved enormously challenging to both its ... More

Climate of ConquestWar, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India

Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India

Pratyay Nath

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199495559
eISBN:
9780199098248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495559.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Military History

What can war tell us about empire? Climate of Conquest is built around this question. Pratyay Nath eschews the conventional way of writing about warfare primarily in terms of battles and ... More

Colonial LahoreA History of the City and Beyond

Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

There have been several studies of colonial Lahore in recent years. These have explored such themes as the city’s modernity, its cosmopolitanism and the rise of communalism which culminated in the ... More

Conflict, Negotiation, and CoexistenceRethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Piers Locke and Jane Buckingham (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467228
eISBN:
9780199087570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467228.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Environmental History

The interconnected lives of humans and elephants have shaped landscapes, determined the destinies of empires, and stimulated new kinds of knowledge, skill, and practice. Their encounters have also ... More

The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

Gyanendra Pandey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198077305
eISBN:
9780199081097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077305.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book charts the history of the term communalism and the politics and attitudes it seeks to encapsulate. While attending closely to the social, economic, and political issues underlying Hindu and ... More

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