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Top 10 books about the British in India From Rudyard Kipling to William Dalrymple, these titles document the folly, cruelty and heroism of the Raj Ferdinand Mount. While this book about the motley collection of Britishers who lived, ruled and often died in India, is primarily written for a British audience, there is much in it of interest to the Indian : Indranil Banerjie. The British in this book lived in India from shortly after the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. They were soldiers, officials, businessmen, doctors and missionaries of both sexes, planters, engineers and many others, together with children, wives and sisters/5(99). Book review: Shashi Tharoor’s angry history of British rule in India is a timely response to empire nostalgia Private army: the East India Company had , soldiers at the start of the 19th.
The British in India should be the first book that anybody consults on the East India Company or the Raj (Jaspreet Singh Boparai Oldie) All British colonial life in India is here present in elegant prose, years of battles and durbars, maharajahs' balls, viceregal tiger shoots and Shimla shenanigans telescoped down into telling anecdotes and /5(76). The evolution of public health in British India and the history of disease prevention in that part of world in the 19th and early 20th century provides a valuable insight into the period that. The History of British India is a history of Company rule in India by the 19th century British historian and imperial political theorist James Mill.. This History went into many editions and during the 19th century became the standard reference work on its subject among British : James Mill. The British first arrived in India in the early s as traders, in the form of the East India Company. For more than years the company engaged in diplomacy, intrigue, and warfare. In exchange for British goods, the riches of India flowed back to England.
India - India - The British, – The English venture to India was entrusted to the (English) East India Company, which received its monopoly rights of trade in The company included a group of London merchants attracted by Eastern prospects, not comparable to the national character of the Dutch company. Its initial capital was less than one-tenth of the Dutch company’s. This extensive collection of rare Indian printed books provides a unique insight into the social, political and cultural life of the subcontinent through published works of the 18th and 19th centuries. Explore digitised collection items spanning central themes in South Asian history, and read. The very idea of the British Raj—the British rule over India—seems inexplicable today. Consider the fact that Indian written history stretches back almost 4, years, to the civilization centers of the Indus Valley Culture at Harappa and : Kallie Szczepanski. "Raj; The Making Of British India" Lawrence James, Little Brown and company, England If you are going to study India, it may be a good idea to look the history of India; a great country, with an advanced civilisation when the Britons were still living in mud huts and painting their bodies blue.