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The Colonial and the Imperial 1: India and Britain in the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings

Mithi Mukherjee

in India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History (1774–1950)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062509
eISBN:
9780199080151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062509.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the dramatic clash of the competing visions of empire in late 18th-century England through a discussion of the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings, the former Governor-General ... More


Company India: Private Empire Building

Timothy H. Parsons

in The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the British East India Company. It discusses the Battle of Plassey in 1757 which marked the start of direct British rule in eastern India and the East India ... More


Introduction: Companies, Colonies, and Their Critics

Sunil M. Agnani

in Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251803
eISBN:
9780823253050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Anglo-French colonial rivalry marks the writings of the late 18th century, calling for a comparative examination of discourses and debates from each national frame. Yet many studies take one national ... More


Pioneer Insurers in the New Crown Colony:: Canton and Union

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1805, the British East India Company's director, W. S. Davidson, founded the Canton Insurance Society, the first English-owned insurer in China, with two English trading firms: Davidson-Dent ... More


The Corporation as an Atrocity Contributor

Michael J. Kelly and Luis Moreno-Ocampo

in Prosecuting Corporations for Genocide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190238896
eISBN:
9780190238919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238896.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter provides historical context for understanding the legal treatment of companies that commit wrongdoing. Section I traces the experience of two early joint ventures—the Dutch East India ... More


The Fiscal Subject and the Absent Citizen

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a larger grip of the transition of the East India Company(EIC) from mercantile trader to governor of territory. It defines three significant shifts in this transition: 1790–3, in ... More


Commerce and War: The Defeat of the Autonomous Kingdoms

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the means by which the autonomous polities neighbouring the diwani territories were brought in under East India Company (EIC) control in the 1820s and 1830s. These include ... More


Making ‘Natural’ Boundaries

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the expeditions of the Survey of India in Sylhet district and Cachar duringthe 1920s and 1930s. The expeditions had the purpose of demarcating the outer boundaries of the ... More


The Land between Rivers: Connecting the Bengal and China Markets

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter researches the commercial routes in the South-West Silk Road between Bengal and Yunnan via Burma, as these were explored by the officers in the Survey of India in the 1830s. It also ... More


Embankments and its Discontents

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter outlines the various debates over the embankments, which were prolifically constructed in this period across the length and breadth of the delta as the technical means for ‘protecting’ ... More


Commercial Flows and Bounded Landscapes in between Empires

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces three key debates and their historiographies in environmental and colonial history, which are central to the study. These are, first, the integration of climate history and ... More


Bureaucratic Control and Its Mismatch with Nature

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the means by which the East India Company (EIC) strove to establish control in the diwani territories, including Sylhet district and (subsequently) south Cachar.The chapter ... More


Conclusion

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter tries to summarize the idea of flood-control. The Hirakud Dam was only an extension of the manual plumbing of natural resources that had begun a century before. Through the idea of the ... More


The Order and Disaster of Nature

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contrasts two tropes and perceptions held by colonial officers who reported on the region under study. One perception of north-east Bengal focused on disorder and natural disasters. ... More


Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Gunnel Cederlöf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study is a richly detailed historical work of the unsettled half-century from the 1790s to the 1830s when the British East India Company (EIC) strove to establish control over the colonial ... More


Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Doris Jakobsch

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book charts the history of gender construction in Sikhism by focusing on the Singh Sabha Reform Movement spearheaded by British educated Sikhs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth ... More


Identity and Invisibility: Early Indian Presence in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1769–1850

Todd Nachowitz

in Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries, and Circulation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199483624
eISBN:
9780199093946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483624.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Shipping logs reveal that the first Indians to set foot on New Zealand soil were two young lascars from Pondicherry who arrived on a French East India Company ship in 1769—the year that James Cook ... More


Plant Breeding in Its Institutional and Political Economic Setting, 1900-1940

John H. Perkins

in Geopolitics and the Green Revolution: Wheat, Genes, and the Cold War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195110135
eISBN:
9780197561065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195110135.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Geneticists such as Liberty Hyde Bailey and Rowland Harry Biffen were prominent leaders in the new science of plant breeding. By 1940 they and their successors had constructed an elaborate body of ... More


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