A Short History of British India
By: E. S. Carlos (author)Paperback
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Originally published in 1889 as part of the Pitt Press Series and intended for use by the British middle and upper classes to prepare them for colonial administration, this book is a surprisingly sensitive description of India before and during British rule. Carlos, in conjunction with some 'old Indian' friends', describes life under British rule, the geography and key religions of India and important historical moments both before and after the British conquest. This book is useful as a record of the colonial mindset near the turn of the twentieth century, and will be of value to anyone interested in the history of the British Empire and historical British attitudes to rule.
1. India - name and physical features; 2. Peoples of India; 3. Religions of India; 4. The Indian campaign of Alexander the Great; 5. Mohammedan conquest of India; 6. The Moghul emperors; 7. The Portuguese in India; 8. The East India Company - commercial period; 9. First struggle between the French and the English in the Karnatic - Labourdonnais and Dupleix; 10. Acquisition of Bengal - Clive - battle of Plassey; 11. Second struggle between the French and the English in the Karnatic - Lally; 12. Settlement of Bengal; 13. Warren Hastings - war with Haidar Ali and Tipu; 14. Trial of Warren Hastings; 15. Settlements of the land revenue; 16. Wars with Tipu Sultan; 17. Marquis Wellesley - first Marhatta war; 18. Administration of Lord Minto; 19. Second Marhatta war; 20. Indian administration 1813-33; 21. First Burmese war; 22. The Kabul disaster; 23. Wars in Gwalior and Sind; 24. The Sikh wars; 25. Administration of Lord Dalhousie; 26. The mutiny of 1857; 27. Little wars of India; 28. Second and third Burmese wars; 29. India since the mutiny; 30. Indian literature.
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