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Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Maria Misra

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a study of the political and economic activities of an important group of British businessmen in India between 1850 and 1960. Though denounced by Indian ... More


INDIA'S RAJ AND POLITICAL LOGIC: THE UNIFICATION OF INDIA, A SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVE

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263777
eISBN:
9780191714191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The reasons why, prior to modern times, no single system of political power ever succeeded in bringing all of the Indian continent and its peoples under the rule of a single imperium can be found ... More


The Distribution of Power

André Béteille

in Caste, Class and Power: Changing Patterns of Stratification in a Tanjore Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077435
eISBN:
9780199081080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077435.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes how political power is distributed in Sripuram. It focuses on its relation to social stratification. Their relations to group structures such as panchayats, parties, and local ... More


Who Are the Jews of India?

Nathan Katz

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213234
eISBN:
9780520920729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Of all the Diaspora communities, the Jews of India are among the least known and most interesting. This study, full of vivid details of everyday life, looks in depth at the religious life of the ... More


The Effects and Legacy of the Raj

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

British rule left legacies which have profoundly molded the perceptions and actions of the Indian political and bureaucratic elite concerning Indian economic problems. This chapter summarizes ... More


Avatars of Identity: The British Community in India

David Washbrook

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

India was never a colony of ‘settlement’ for the British and whatever communities they formed there were always marked by transience. Nonetheless, over two hundred and fifty years, they interacted ... More


Shifting Conditions: The Changing Markets for South Asian Writing in Britain during the Twentieth Century

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a broad literary and structural history of South Asian Anglophone writing published in Britain. Early writers like Mulk Raj Anand and Nirad Chaudhuri need to be seen in terms of ... More


Lecture 1

T.N. Srinivasan

in Growth, sustainability, and India's Economic Reforms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076384
eISBN:
9780199080854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076384.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter draws a distinction between the intrinsic and instrumental values of India's development. It argues that since long before independence, there was a consensus on the intrinsic ... More


Imperial India, 1858–1914

Robin J. Moore

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/9780198205654.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the post-Mutiny rehabilitation of the Raj and the relatively small adjustments to it during the late nineteenth century. On the whole, the government in London and India, as ... More


India

JUDITH M. BROWN

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter primarily focuses on the political dimensions of India's experience, though these, of course, reflected the changing realities of social and economic power. After a brief ‘scene-setting’ ... More


Mustard Fields, Exotic Tropes, and Travels through Meandering Pathways: Reframing the Yash Raj Trajectory

MADHUJA MUKHERJEE

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the trope of travel — both literal and metaphorical — within the new Bollywood film as well as cinematic travels to South Asian diasporic spaces. It focuses on Yash Raj films, ... More


Evolving Architecture with an Indian Inspiration

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Raj Rewal is a renowned architect whose architectural work is perceived to have extended the traditional Indian concept of ‘rasa’. In his interview, Rewal discusses the challenges posed by the ... More


Students Are Not Customers

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein

in Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership between America and Its Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646862
eISBN:
9781469646886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646862.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The relationship with undergraduate students is responsible for the primary opinions that the public has about higher education. Popular culture creates an image that all college students are ... More


The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

James M. Vaughn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300208269
eISBN:
9780300240542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208269.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded in “a fit of absence of mind.” The book instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest ... More


Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India

Ralph Crane and Radhika Mohanram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318962
eISBN:
9781781380970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Within postcolonial studies, Britain’s long contact with India has been read generally only within the context of imperialism to inform our understanding of race, gender, identity, and power within ... More


Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

At independence from British colonial rule (1947), India inherited from the Raj a complex legal system, including elaborate laws about private property and commercial contracts. Opinions differ on ... More


Raj’s Last Days and His ‘Lineage’ Today

Jeanne Openshaw

in Writing the Self: The Life and Philosophy of a Bengali Baul Guru

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062479
eISBN:
9780199080489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062479.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on the last part of Raj's life. Sources for a reconstruction of the last part of Raj's life include oral accounts by his disciples, acquaintances and others, and other writings ... More


Travels in the Body: Technologies of Waste in the Chinese Diaspora

Deborah L. Madsen

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The theme of toilets in particular, and waste in general, permeates the cultural production of the Chinese diaspora. This chapter analyzes the toilet as an element of material culture that usually ... More


Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book focuses on the crucial role that conceptions of iconic colonial Indian spaces—jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars, clubs—played in the literary and social production of ... More


‘The Marriage Of Convenience’

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the ever-widening gap between the Hindus and Muslims and the Hindus and the British. It studies Khan’s policy of protecting the Muslim community from nationalist politics as ... More


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