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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


Christian Missions and the Raj

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the relations between Christian missions and the British Indian Empire or the British Raj. When missionaries gained access to East India their efforts brought counter-currents ... More


Scottish Élites and the Indian Empire, 1700–1815

T. M. Devine

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the ambitions of Scottish élites in India. The fears of English contemporaries about a growing Scottish presence in the East India Company (EIC) and the royal forces in India ... More


Seeing Red?

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter sets out to examine the interplay between the various official and nonofficial actors who produced knowledge on the East in the late Victorian period. It pays specific attention to the ... More


The Indian State’s Capacity to Get Things Done

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300215922
eISBN:
9780300224993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215922.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter assesses state capacity in India. There is little question, as many boosters of India's rise have argued, that the Indian state has exhibited considerable ability to tackle ... More


From Whence They Came: An Overview of Queen Victoria’s Army

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the influence of the British military garrison at Fort Napier by tracing the history of the organization from whence the garrison came: the British Army. During the Victorian ... More


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