Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India
Macmillan, 12/ago/2000 - 736 pagine
In less that one hundred years, the British made themselves the masters of India. They ruled for another hundred, leaving behind the independent nations of India and Pakistan when they finally withdrew in 1947. Both nations would owe much to the British Raj: under its rule, Indians learned to see themselves as Indians; its benefits included railways, roads, canals, schools, universities, hospitals, universal language and common law.
None of this, however, was planned. After a series of emergencies in the eighteenth century transformed a business partnership-the East India Company-into the most formidable war machine in Asia, conquest gathered its own momentum. Fortunes grew, but, alongside them, Britons grew troubled by the despotism that had been created in their name. The result was the formation of a government that balanced firmness with benevolence, and had as its goal the advancement of India.
But the Raj, outwardly so monolithic and magnificent, always rested precariously on the goodwill of Indians. In this remarkable exploration of British rule in India, Lawrence James chronicles the astonishing heroism that created it, the mixture of compromise and firmness that characterized it, and the twists and turns of the independence struggle that ended it.
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THE COMPANY ASCENDANT 174084
Prologue Mughal Twilight
Glorious Prospect Robert Clives Wars 174055
New Strength from Conquest Bengal 175565
An Empire Within an Empire British Reactions to Indian Conquests
No Retreat Grand Strategy and Small Wars 17841826
Not as Relics but as Rulers Indias Princes
We are British Subjects Loyalty and Dissent 18601905
Not Worth the Candle Wars Real and Imaginary 18541914
Never at Peace Indias Frontiers and Armies
Conciliatory Sugar Plums Compromise and Coercion 190614
True to Our Salt India and the First World War 191418
Strong Passion Amritsar and After 191922
This Wonderful Land AngloIndian Perspectives
The Cossack and the Sepoy Misadventures of an Asian Power 182642
The cast of a Die The Sind and the Sikhs 184349
Robust Bodies and Obstinate Minds An Anatomy of Conquest
European Gentlemen Indias New Ruling Class
Utility and Beneficence British Visions and Indian Realities
Gradual and Mild Correction Taxing and Policing India
A Hearty Desire Sex Religion and the Raj
The Sahib Paid No Attention The Raj Imperilled JanuaryJuly 1857
Very Harrowing Work The Raj Resurgent August 1857 January 1859
Like Elephants on Heat AngloIndian Reactions to the Mutiny
Low and Steady Pressure The Exercise of Absolute Power
A Great Trial of Strength Power Struggles 192242
Bad Knock India at War JanuaryJuly 1942
An Occupied and Hostile Country India at War August 1942August 1945
What Are We Here For? September 1945February 1947
Was It Too Quick? Dividing and Departing MarchSeptember 1947
Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662-1785
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