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The East India Company 1600 1857

Author : William A. Pettigrew
ISBN : 9781317191971
Genre : History
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This book employs a wide range of perspectives to demonstrate how the East India Company facilitated cross-cultural interactions between the English and various groups in South Asia between 1600 to 1857 and how these interactions transformed important features of both British and South Asian history. Rather than viewing the Company as an organization projecting its authority from London to India, the volume shows how the Company’s history and its broader historical significance can best be understood by appreciating the myriad ways in which these interactions shaped the Company’s story and altered the course of history. Bringing together the latest research and several case studies, the work includes examinations of the formulation of economic theory, the development of corporate strategy, the mechanics of state finance, the mapping of maritime jurisdiction, the government and practice of religions, domesticity, travel, diplomacy, state formation, art, gift-giving, incarceration, and rebellion. Together, the essays will advance the understanding of the peculiarly corporate features of cross-cultural engagement during a crucial early phase of globalization. Insightful and lucid, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of modern history, South Asian studies, economic history, and political studies.

The East India Company And The Natural World

Author : V. Damodaran
ISBN : 9781137427274
Genre : Science
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This book is the first to explore the deep and lasting impacts of the largest colonial trading company, the British East India Company on the natural environment. The contributors – drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines - illuminate the relationship between colonial capital and the changing environment between 1600 and 1857.

Catalogue Of The Library Of Congress

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Indian Ink

Author : Miles Ogborn
ISBN : 9780226620428
Genre : Science
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A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, Indian Ink examines the Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing the history of the Company from its first tentative trading voyages in the early seventeenth century to the foundation of an empire in Bengal in the late eighteenth century, Miles Ogborn takes readers into the scriptoria, ships, offices, print shops, coffeehouses, and palaces to investigate the forms of writing needed to exert power and extract profit in the mercantile and imperial worlds. Interpreting the making and use of a variety of forms of writing in script and print, Ogborn argues that material and political circumstances always undermined attempts at domination through the power of the written word. Navigating the juncture of imperial history and the history of the book, Indian Ink uncovers the intellectual and political legacies of early modern trade and empire and charts a new understanding of the geography of print culture.

The Catalogue Of The Public Library Of Victoria

Author : Public Library of Victoria
ISBN : STANFORD:36105015716348
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Between Monopoly And Free Trade

Author : Emily Erikson
ISBN : 9781400850334
Genre : Business & Economics
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The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company's Court of Directors granted employees the right to pursue their own commercial interests while in the firm’s employ. Exploring trade network dynamics, decision-making processes, and ports and organizational context, Emily Erikson demonstrates why the English East India Company was a dominant force in the expansion of trade between Europe and Asia, and she sheds light on the related problems of why England experienced rapid economic development and how the relationship between Europe and Asia shifted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Though the Company held a monopoly on English overseas trade to Asia, the Court of Directors extended the right to trade in Asia to their employees, creating an unusual situation in which employees worked both for themselves and for the Company as overseas merchants. Building on the organizational infrastructure of the Company and the sophisticated commercial institutions of the markets of the East, employees constructed a cohesive internal network of peer communications that directed English trading ships during their voyages. This network integrated Company operations, encouraged innovation, and increased the Company’s flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness to local circumstance. Between Monopoly and Free Trade highlights the dynamic potential of social networks in the early modern era.

The East India Company

Author : Tirthankar Roy
ISBN : 9788184756135
Genre : Literary Collections
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This groundbreaking study examines how the East India Company founded an empire in India at the same time it started losing ground in business. For over 200 years, the Company’s vast business network had spanned Persia, India, China, Indonesia and North America. But in the late 1700s, its career took a dramatic turn, and it ended up being an empire builder. In this fascinating account, Tirthankar Roy reveals how the Company’s trade with India changed it—and how the Company changed Indian business. Fitting together many pieces of a vast jigsaw puzzle, the book explores how politics meshed so closely with the conduct of business then, and what that tells us about doing business now. ‘One of the first major attempts to tell the company’s story from an Indian business perspective’—Financial Express

The Travels Of Dean Mahomet

Author : Dean Mahomet
ISBN : 9780520207172
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This unusual study combines two books in one: the 1794 autobiographical travel narrative of an Indian, Dean Mahomet, recalling his years as camp-follower, servant, and subaltern officer in the East India Company's army (1769 to 1784); and Michael H. Fisher's portrayal of Mahomet's sojourn as an insider/outsider in India, Ireland, and England. Emigrating to Britain and living there for over half a century, Mahomet started what was probably the first Indian restaurant in England and then enjoyed a distinguished career as a practitioner of "oriental" medicine, i.e., therapeutic massage and herbal steam bath, in London and the seaside resort of Brighton. This is a fascinating account of life in late eighteenth-century India—the first book written in English by an Indian—framed by a mini-biography of a remarkably versatile entrepreneur. Travels presents an Indian's view of the British conquest of India and conveys the vital role taken by Indians in the colonial process, especially as they negotiated relations with Britons both in the colonial periphery and the imperial metropole. Connoisseurs of unusual travel narratives, historians of England, Ireland, and British India, as well as literary scholars of autobiography and colonial discourse will find much in this book. But it also offers an engaging biography of a resourceful, multidimensional individual.

Inglorious Empire

Author : Shashi Tharoor
ISBN : 9780241331453
Genre : Political Science
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The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India's experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor 'Tharoor's impassioned polemic slices straight to the heart of the darkness that drives all empires ... laying bare the grim, and high, cost of the British Empire for its former subjects. An essential read' Financial Times In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial 'gift' - from the railways to the rule of law - was designed in Britain's interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy.

The Penguin 1857 Reader

Author : Pramod K. Nayar
ISBN : 0143101994
Genre : History
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However Infamous The Conduct Of The Sepoys, It Is Only The Reflex, In A Concentrated Form, Of England S Own Conduct In India . . . Karl Marx 1857 Was A Defining Moment In The History Of The British Empire. As Native Troops In India Rebelled Against Their Colonial Masters And Were Joined By A Large Number Of Local Chiefs, Civilians And Princes, The Empire Almost Lost Its Most Prized Territory. A Hundred And Fifty Years Later, Scholars, Academics And Historians Still Argue About The Exact Nature Of The Uprising And The Appropriate Nomenclature For It: The First War Of Independence, The Great Indian Mutiny, The Sepoy Rebellion. Debates Still Rage Over Its Causes. Did It Really Originate From A Dispute Over Greased Cartridges? Was It Premeditated? Not Surprisingly, The Uprising Attracted Both Local And Global Attention And Produced A Massive Archive Of Documents. The Penguin 1857 Reader Depicts The Historic Event From Various Perspectives: English, Indian, European And American. Through A Selection Of Documents Of The Time, It Provides Glimpses Into The Actions Across Northern India, Maps The Contours Of Dissent Against The Raj And Explores The Immediate Responses To The Upheaval In India And Outside. Included Here Are Numerous Newspaper And Magazine Accounts In Leading English And American Papers, Chronicles Of British And Indian Men And Women Who Witnessed The Turmoil, Intelligence Reports And Narratives Of Soldiers, The British Administration S Responses, The Opinions Of Karl Marx, Lord Macaulay And Mark Twain, British Views On The Rani Of Jhansi And Nana Saheb, And Mirza Ghalib S Moving Narration In His Diaries And The Historic Trial Of Bahadur Shah Zafar. With A Scholarly And Comprehensive Introduction, This Reader Captures The Many Dimensions Of One Of The Most Momentous Episodes In The History Of The Indian Subcontinent.

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