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Statemaking and territory in South Asia [electronic resource] : lessons from the Anglo-Gorkha War (1814-1816) / Bernardo A. Michael.

Author:
Michael, Bernardo A. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London : Anthem Press, 2012.
Description:
1 online resource (xviii, 232 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series:
Anthem modern South Asian history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Statemaking and Territory in South Asia: Lessons from the Anglo-Gorkha War (1814-1816) seeks to understand how European colonization transformed the organization of territory in South Asia through an examination of the territorial disputes that underlay the Anglo-Gorkha War of 1814-1816 and subsequent efforts of the colonial state to reorder its territories. The volume argues that these disputes arose out of older tribute, taxation and property relationships that left their territories perpetually intermixed and with ill-defined boundaries. It also seeks to describe the long-drawn-out process of territorial reordering undertaken by the British in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that set the stage for the creation of a clearly defined geographical template for the modern state in South Asia"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780857285324 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0857285327 ((electronic bk.))
  • ((hbk. alkaline paper))
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