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India Under Colonial Rule: 1700-1885 Douglas M. Peers

India Under Colonial Rule: 1700-1885

Douglas M. Peers

Published November 5th 2013
ISBN : 9781317882848
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192 pages
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Between 1700 and 1885 the British became the paramount power on the Indian subcontinent, their authority extending from Sri Lanka in the south to the Himalayas in the north. It was a massive empire, inspiring both pride and anxiety amongst theMoreBetween 1700 and 1885 the British became the paramount power on the Indian subcontinent, their authority extending from Sri Lanka in the south to the Himalayas in the north. It was a massive empire, inspiring both pride and anxiety amongst the British, and forcing change upon the lives of its Indian subjects.This is an analysis of the social, economic and cultural facets of India. Peers explores how far race and gender influenced the colonial relationship - topics which are currently being hotly debated in the historiography field. The subject is treated chronologically but with both Indian and British perspectives in mind.