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Political Slavery and Oriental Despotism from Haiti to Bengal

Ashley L. Cohen

in The Global Indies: British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300239973
eISBN:
9780300255690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300239973.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter builds on the critique of the Atlantic world paradigm initiated in the previous chapters. It begins in Haiti, where revolutionary leaders like Jean-Jacques Dessalines opposed not only ... More


Preliminaries

Romila Thapar

in From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the various available theories on the nature and formation of the early states in India such as Oriental Despotism and the Asiatic Mode of Production. It also looks at the ... More


India

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Edmund Burke's arguments relative to the British Empire in India. It first considers Burke's crusade to impeach and convict Warren Hastings, the former governor general of ... More


Modern Writing of Early Indian History

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

in Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199474271
eISBN:
9780199090792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474271.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This section addresses the question of the modern writing of early Indian history from James Mill’s history to the themes that are of interest today. Two major schools were initially involved in ... More


The Dark Side of Paradise

in Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Postscript on Abu Ghraib

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481968
eISBN:
9780226481913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481913.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses the gaps that opened up between ideals and performance, or, more pointedly, how its ideals brought the empire into contradiction. The Avestan cognate of paridaida denotes a ... More


Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199474271
eISBN:
9780199090792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Talking History records a series of conversations that centre on the writing of history, and especially early Indian history, as evident in the works of Romila Thapar. She has focused on the study of ... More


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