Forging the Raj: Essays on British India in the Heyday of Empire

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This set of essays written over a span of forty years from 1961 to 2002, examines the structure and working of the British Raj in India during the first half of Crown Rule (1858-1914). The essays are grouped under three general headings: land tenure and land policy, colonial architecture, and migration. Two themes dominate. One is an assessment of what the British thought they were doing in India, and second, how India ought to be ruled. In these essays, Thomas Metcalf examines British policies towards India and the way the ...

Forging the Raj: Essays on British India in the Heyday of Empire 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, New Delhi, India

ISBN-13: 9780195667097

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