Race and Power in British India

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By the nineteenth century the British had ruled India for over a hundred years, and had consolidated their power over the sub- continent. Until 1858, when Queen Victoria assumed sovereignty following the Indian Rebellion, the country was run by the …
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    By the nineteenth century the British had ruled India for over a hundred years, and had consolidated their power over the sub- continent. Until 1858, when Queen Victoria assumed sovereignty following the Indian Rebellion, the country was run by the East India Company - by this time a hybrid of state and commercial enterprises and eloquently and fiercely attacked as intrinsically immoral and dangerous by Edmund Burke in the late 1700s. Seeking to go beyond the statutes and ceremony, and show the reality of the interactions between rulers and ruled on a local level, this book looks at one of the most interesting phenomena of British India - the 'Eurasians'. The adventurers of the early years of Indian occupation arrived alone, and in taking 'native' mistresses and wives, created a race of administrators who were 'others' to both the native population and the British ruling class. These Anglo-Indian people existed in the zone between the colonizer and the colonized, and their history provides a wonderfully rich source for understanding Indian social history, race and colonial hegemony.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    PDF
    Utgivelsesår
    2015
    Forlag
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780857726834
    Sider
    344
    Emne
    Asian history, British & Irish history, India, United Kingdom, Great Britain, c 1800 to c 1900

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