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The chaos of empire : the British Raj and the conquest of India / Jon Wilson.

Author:
Wilson, Jon E. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Public Affairs, [2016]
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
564 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Summary note:
"Through the stories of administrators, soldiers and subjects, describes how the East India Company went from a trading company to a quasi-imperial government with over a quarter of a million troops, whose high tax on tea helped spark the American Revolution,"--NoveList.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-544) and index.
Contents:
Preface: Facts on the ground -- Society of societies -- Trading with ghosts -- Forgotten wars -- Passion at Plassey -- New systems -- Theatres of anarchy -- The idea of empire -- Fear and trembling -- The making of modern India -- The legalization of India -- The great Depression -- Governments within governments -- Military imperialism and the Indian crowd -- Cycles of violence -- The great delusion.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
Other title(s):
British Raj and the conquest of India
ISBN:
  • 1610392930 ((hardcover))
  • 9781610392938 ((hardcover))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016944891
OCLC:
958083832
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