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The Obligations of Power

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The idea of trusteeship in international society originates in late 18th century British India. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the emergence of trusteeship as a justification of political ... More


The Colonialist Monologue and India Talking Back

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins by providing a background to the colonial/Orientalist narratives that framed the discourses of ‘talking back’. James Mill’s History of British India and his adverse evaluation of ... More


Imperial Ideology and the Uses of Rome in Discourses on Britain's Indian Empire

Rama Sundari Mantena

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the uses of classical scholarship in the conceptualization of Britain's Indian empire (1780–1890), as well as the influence of Britain's experiences in India for guiding and ... More


Reversal of Status

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.02
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

From 1858, Company action in Bengal transformed, over the following half century, a maritime agency into a land power on the sub continent. The Presidencies of Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay interacted ... More


British India, 1765–1813: The Metropolitan Context

H.V. Bowen

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The revolution that had entirely recast the East India Company’s position in India served only to foreshadow a much longer revolution in attitudes towards the new Empire of the East. Several distinct ... More


James Mill's The History of British India

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The History of British India's main fame rests on its transformation of utilitarianism into what one scholar has described as a ‘militant faith’. This chapter explores the role ... More


Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Deepak Kumar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book focuses on the development of colonial science in British India, together with its social and economic implications. It analyses the nature and working of the relationship between ... More


‘The Nation Within’: British India at War 1939–1947: Raleigh Lecture on History

C. A. Bayly

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the remarkable recovery of British India and the Indian army that made the reconquest of Burma and Malaya possible. The Indian army is shown to have displayed a number of ... More


The Making of a World Religion: Confucianism and the Emergence of Comparative Religion as a Discipline in the Nineteenth Century

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter analyzes the connection between the making of Confucianism as a religion and the emergence of comparative religion as a discipline, based primarily on extensive archival research ... More


Introduction

A. S. Morrison

in Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910: A Comparison with British India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199547371
eISBN:
9780191720710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547371.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter sets out the aims of the book, which are to compare Russia's talent for assimilation with that of other conquering races. It then goes on to outline the areas under ... More


Conclusion: Mill's History as a ‘Classic in the History of Philistinism’ 1

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has argued that the emergence of utilitarianism and the conservative ideology which it attacked in the early 19th century was closely involved with the British imperial experience in India. ... More


Central Asia: West and East

JOHN BOARDMAN

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the interest of the west in the history of Central Asia. It explains that central Asia has been studied by many western scholars and explorers, including British archaeologist ... More


Conclusion: “A Great and Famous Superstructure”

Philip J. Stern

in The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book concludes by reflecting upon the connections between the Company’s seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century history and its expansion after the battle of Plassey in 1757 and the assumption ... More


British Indophobia

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of British Indophobia or British lack of enthusiasm for India. It explains that the Indophobia that became the norm in the early nineteenth century was ... More


Philology and Ethnology

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter highlights the role of India, particularly the European discovery of Sanskrit, in the development of comparative philology and ethnology in Britain in the early nineteenth century. The ... More


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


Introduction

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the emergence of utilitarianism as a political language in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing upon James Mill's The History of British India (1817). It ... More


Dharmapala, the British, and the Bengalis

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Between 1891 when Dharmapala arrived at Bodh Gaya and 1910 when he lost the legal struggle to make Bodh Gaya a Buddhist place, Indian circumstances changed from day to night. The universalizing ... More


Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Michael J. Franklin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

Sir William Jones (1746–94), poet, philologist, polymath, polyglot, and acknowledged legislator was the foremost Orientalist of his generation and one of the greatest intellectual navigators of all ... More


Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific

David Northrup

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

After the British Isles, the most important source of overseas emigrants within the nineteenth century British Empire was British India. In addition, substantial numbers of Africans, Chinese, and ... More


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