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Sir John Malcolm and the creation of British India [electronic resource] /
Jack Harrington.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
x, 253 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780230108851
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Book
More Details
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
9780230108851
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Sir John Malcolm and the British Empire in India -- The Political history of India and the creation of an historiography of imperial conquest -- Sir John Malcolm and the history of modern Asia -- Sir John Malcolm's Memoir of central India : the historic case for indirect rule -- Sir John Malcolm and the government of India after 1818 -- The history of the East India Company II : The life of Robert, Lord Clive -- Conclusion: British India before 1857 and the writings of Sir John Malcolm.
catalogue key
12030774
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jack Harrington has a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He is a senior education officer in the charitable sector and continues to write and research on the history of British India.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Sir John Malcolm helped to shape the historical thought of British empire-building. Comparing Malcolm with contemporaries, this book uses his works to examine the intellectual history of British expansion in South Asia, shedding light upon the history of orientalism, indirect rule and the formation of British power in India.
Main Description
The half century between 1783 and 1833 witnessed the creation of British India. Through his writings, the leading East India Company servant, Sir John Malcolm helped to shape the historical thought of British empire-building in India. Comparing Malcolm with contemporaries such as James Mill, this book uses his works to examine the intellectual history of British expansion in South Asia, shedding light upon the history of orientalism, the origins of indirect rule and the formation of British power in southern and western India. It presents Malcolm as one of the most prolific and influential imperial ideologues of the century before the Indian Uprising of 1857.
Table of Contents
Abstractp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Analyzing Sir John Malcolm as an Ideologue of the British Empirep. 8
Sir John Malcolm and the British Empire in Indiap. 15
The Political History of India and the Creation of an Historiography of Imperial Conquestp. 39
Acting in History: "Send Malcolm!"p. 40
The Political Context for the Sketch of the Political History of Indiap. 46
The Sketch of the Political History of India as a Bookp. 56
Conclusionp. 67
Sir John Malcolm and the History of Modern Asiap. 71
The Literary Society of Bombay, Orientalism, and Information Gatheringp. 72
The History of the Sikhsp. 75
The History of Persiap. 83
Sir John Malcolm and Orientalism during the Napoleonic Warsp. 94
Conclusionp. 97
Sir John Malcolm's Memoir of Central India: The Historic Case for Indirect Rulep. 99
Sir John Malcolm and the Postwar Reconstruction of Central Indiap. 101
The Report on the Province of Malwa and The Memoir of Central Indiap. 106
The History of Malwa as a Hindu Provincep. 107
"The Anatomy of Central India"p. 120
Conclusionp. 125
Sir John Malcolm and the Government of India after 1818p. 129
The Significance of the 1820s for Sir John Malcolm's Writingsp. 131
Writing about the Government of Indiap. 135
The Government of British Indiap. 141
British Armies in Indiap. 149
The Native States: Direct British Rule as "the Master Evil"p. 152
Conclusionp. 157
The History of the East India Company II: The Life of Robert, Lord Clivep. 161
The Life of Robert Lord Clive as a Bookp. 163
The Context for a Life of Clive: "Confounding the Calumniators of His Memory"p. 164
Malcolm's History of Clive and the Founding of the British Empire in Indiap. 169
Macaulay's Review of the Life of Robert Lord Clivep. 183
Conclusionp. 185
Conclusion: British India before 1857 and the Writings of Sir John Malcolmp. 189
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 251
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