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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


‘Our Clapham system’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Making extensive use of the correspondence of Marianne Sykes and the diary of William Wilberforce, this chapter details the origins of the Clapham Sect between 1790 and 1793. It shows how Wilberforce ... 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


A Singular Species of Despotism

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In his History of British India (1817), James Mill described Hindu priests as exercising a “singular species of despotism” over their followers. Here, it is argued that this claim and others like it ... More


‘Satan's Wretched Slaves’: Indian Society and the Evangelical Imagination

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317583
eISBN:
9781846317255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317255.013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

During the 1810s and 1820s, there was a dearth of information about slavery in India, especially when compared to the abundance of material available on labour practices in the Western hemisphere. ... More


The Beginnings of English Literary Study

Gauri Viswanathan

in Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how English literature came to Indian education history through the passage of the Charter Act in 1813. The significance of the Charter Act lies in the commitment instructed ... More


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