Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

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This study is a richly detailed historical work of the unsettled half-century from the 1790s to the 1830s when the British East India Company strove to establish control of the colonial north-eastern frontiers spanning the River Brahmaputra to the Burmese border. It offers a much-needed reframing of regional histories of South Asia away from the subcontinental Indian mainland to the varied social ecologies of Sylhet, Cachar, Manipur, Jaintia, and Khasi hills. As a mercantile corporation, the EIC aimed at getting in command ...

Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity 2014, Oxford University Press, Incorporated

ISBN-13: 9780198090571

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