Ideologies of the Raj

Ideologies of the Raj

Students of modern Indian history and the British Empire will find this book relevant & accessible. Ideoligies of the Raj examines how the British sought to justify their rule over India.

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521589371

Category: History

Page: 244

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Students of modern Indian history and the British Empire will find this book relevant & accessible. Ideoligies of the Raj examines how the British sought to justify their rule over India.
Categories: History

Ideologies of the Raj

Ideologies of the Raj

Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521589371

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 617

Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India. He demonstrates that the principles the British devised incorporated contradictory visions of India, yet together they made the authority of the Raj lawful. Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.
Categories: History

Ideologies of the Raj

Ideologies of the Raj

Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052139547X

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 614

Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India. He demonstrates that the principles the British devised incorporated contradictory visions of India, yet together they made the authority of the Raj lawful. Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.
Categories: History

Imperial Connections

Imperial Connections

Imperial Connections puts South Asians—soldiers, policemen and labourers—right at the heart of his study."—C.A. Bayly, Cambridge University, author of The Birth of the Modern World "This is a distinctly original study which re-centers ...

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520258051

Category: History

Page: 264

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"Imperial Connections challenges the Eurocentrism implicit in many accounts of modern European empires. Focusing on the British empire when it was at its zenith, Metcalf analyzes the pivotal role the Raj played in the running of the empire in regions as far flung from one another as, say, Egypt, Uganda, Natal, and the Malay peninsula. This innovative book is a real tour de force from a respected and versatile historian of India."—Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference "As he has done regularly throughout his career, Thomas Metcalf has once again refreshed the study of British imperial history with a bold new perspective. Imperial Connections puts South Asians—soldiers, policemen and labourers—right at the heart of his study."—C.A. Bayly, Cambridge University, author of The Birth of the Modern World "This is a distinctly original study which re-centers colonial power in provocative ways. Metcalf asks a simple question—why were Indians so persistently to be found elsewhere in the British empire, and in such significant numbers? Then elegantly offers answers that force us to re-think the operations of imperial power in critical ways. Wide-ranging, elegantly written, and meticulously researched, Metcalf's is an important and a persuasive study."—Philippa Levine, author of Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, and forthcoming, The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset
Categories: History

A Concise History of Modern India

A Concise History of Modern India

The third edition of the Metcalfs' classic history of India charts developments across the last twenty years.

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107026490

Category: History

Page: 326

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The third edition of the Metcalfs' classic history of India charts developments across the last twenty years.
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A Concise History of India

A Concise History of India

An account of modern India charts its history from the Mughals, through the colonial encounter and independence, to the present day, profiling the area as a complex and perpetually changing society. Simultaneous.

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521639743

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 117

An account of modern India charts its history from the Mughals, through the colonial encounter and independence, to the present day, profiling the area as a complex and perpetually changing society. Simultaneous.
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A Concise History of Modern India

A Concise History of Modern India

Despite these advances, poverty, social inequality and religious division still fester. In response to these dilemmas, the book grapples with questions of caste and religious identity, and the nature of the Indian nation.

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521682258

Category: History

Page: 372

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In a second edition of their successful Concise History of Modern India, Barbara Metcalf and Thomas Metcalf explore India's modern history afresh and update the events of the last decade. These include the takeover of Congress from the seemingly entrenched Hindu nationalist party in 2004, India's huge advances in technology and the country's new role as a major player in world affairs. From the days of the Mughals, through the British Empire, and into Independence, the country has been transformed by its institutional structures. It is these institutions which have helped bring about the social, cultural and economic changes that have taken place over the last half century and paved the way for the modern success story. Despite these advances, poverty, social inequality and religious division still fester. In response to these dilemmas, the book grapples with questions of caste and religious identity, and the nature of the Indian nation.
Categories: History

India Under Colonial Rule

India Under Colonial Rule

INSTITUTIONS AND IDEOLOGIES OF THE RAJ The revolution in Bengal hastened the transformation of the EIC from a trading corporation into a trading corporation ...

Author: Douglas M. Peers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 058231738X

Category: History

Page: 163

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This volume looks at how India was first acquired by the British and takes the story through to the origins of the Indian National Congress. It deals with the Indian Mutiny and its consequences, and aims to explore how far race and gender influenced the colonial relationship.
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Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness

Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness

... Indian National Congress and the Political Economy of India , 1885–1985 , Aldershot , Avebury Press , 1988 . 115 Metcalf , Ideologies of the Raj , pp .

Author: Andrew Thompson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719067693

Category: History

Page: 205

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This book examines British imperial, colonial and postcolonial national identities within their political and social contexts. By considering the export, adoption and creation of such cultural identities, these essays show how nationhood and nationalism are self-consciously defined tools designed to focus and inspire loyalty. The contributors present these ideas with particular reference to English cultural identity and its interaction with the "Empire". They examine the national, imperial and colonial aesthetic--how architecture, landscape, painting, sculpture and literature were used, appropriated and re-appropriated in the furtherance of social and political agendas, and how this impacted on the making of "Britishness" in all its complexities. It is demonstrated that not only did the dominant aesthetic culture reinforce the dominant political and social ideology, it also re-presented and re-constructed the notion of British national identity.
Categories: History

The Indian Ideology

The Indian Ideology

Challenging modern claims that the state of India reflects a stable, impartial democracy, an analysis of present-day Republic challenges traces their origins to events from the past century while calling for an honest acknowledgement of the ...

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781682593

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 509

Challenging modern claims that the state of India reflects a stable, impartial democracy, an analysis of present-day Republic challenges traces their origins to events from the past century while calling for an honest acknowledgement of the infamous Partition and the circumstances of millions of residents. Reprint.
Categories: History

Food Culture in Colonial Asia

Food Culture in Colonial Asia

114 Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj, p. 179. 115 Robin D. Jones, Interiors of Empire: Objects, Space and Identity Within the Indian Subcontinent, c.1800–1947 ...

Author: Cecilia Leong-Salobir

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136726545

Category: History

Page: 208

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Presenting a social history of colonial food practices in India, Malaysia and Singapore, this book discusses the contribution that Asian domestic servants made towards the development of this cuisine between 1858 and 1963. Domestic cookbooks, household management manuals, memoirs, diaries and travelogues are used to investigate the culinary practices in the colonial household, as well as in clubs, hill stations, hotels and restaurants. Challenging accepted ideas about colonial cuisine, the book argues that a distinctive cuisine emerged as a result of negotiation and collaboration between the expatriate British and local people, and included dishes such as curries, mulligatawny, kedgeree, country captain and pish pash. The cuisine evolved over time, with the indigenous servants preparing both local and European foods. The book highlights both the role and representation of domestic servants in the colonies. It is an important contribution for students and scholars of food history and colonial history, as well as Asian Studies.
Categories: History

Knowledge mediation and empire

Knowledge  mediation and empire

32 Thomas R. Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj, Cambridge: Cambridge 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 University Press, 2001 (1995). Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj, ...

Author: Florence D'Souza

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781784992088

Category: History

Page: 288

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This study of the British colonial administrator James Tod (1782–1835), who spent five years in north-western India (1818–22) collecting every conceivable type of material of historical or cultural interest on the Rajputs and the Gujaratis, gives special attention to his role as a mediator of knowledge about this little-known region of the British Empire in the early nineteenth century to British and European audiences. The book aims to illustrate that British officers did not spend all their time oppressing and inferiorising the indigenous peoples under their colonial authority, but also contributed to propagating cultural and scientific information about them, and that they did not react only negatively to the various types of human difference they encountered in the field.
Categories: History

Document Raj

Document Raj

Thomas Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 24–25. 64. Nilamani Mukherjee, The Ryotwari System in Madras, ...

Author: Bhavani Raman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226703299

Category: History

Page: 296

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Historians of British colonial rule in India have noted both the place of military might and the imposition of new cultural categories in the making of Empire, but Bhavani Raman, in Document Raj, uncovers a lesser-known story of power: the power of bureaucracy. Drawing on extensive archival research in the files of the East India Company’s administrative offices in Madras, she tells the story of a bureaucracy gone awry in a fever of documentation practices that grew ever more abstract—and the power, both economic and cultural, this created. In order to assert its legitimacy and value within the British Empire, the East India Company was diligent about record keeping. Raman shows, however, that the sheer volume of their document production allowed colonial managers to subtly but substantively manipulate records for their own ends, increasingly drawing the real and the recorded further apart. While this administrative sleight of hand increased the company’s reach and power within the Empire, it also bolstered profoundly new orientations to language, writing, memory, and pedagogy for the officers and Indian subordinates involved. Immersed in a subterranean world of delinquent scribes, translators, village accountants, and entrepreneurial fixers, Document Raj maps the shifting boundaries of the legible and illegible, the legal and illegitimate, that would usher India into the modern world.
Categories: History

A People s Collector in the British Raj

A People s Collector in the British Raj

Metcalf, Thomas R. Ideologies of the Raj. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Mills, C. Wright. The sociological imagination.

Author: Brian Stoddart

Publisher: Readworthy

ISBN: 9789350180419

Category: India

Page: 316

View: 294

Categories: India

Mau Mau Crucible of War

Mau Mau Crucible of War

Thomas Metcalf's Ideologies of the Raj (1997) stands out in this respect. Ideologies of the Raj contributes greatly to the understanding of the imperial ...

Author: Nicholas K. Githuku

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498506991

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 229

Mau Mau Crucible of War is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalité of struggle in Kenya, which reached a peak during the Mau Mau War of the 1950s. This struggle continues to resonate in Kenya today through the ongoing demand for a decent standard of living and social justice for all.
Categories: History

The Book Review

The Book Review

... White MAJID SIDDIQI Ideologies of the Raj : The New Cambridge History of India Vol . II1 . 4 by Thomas R . Metcalf ASHOK DESAI Finances in the Early Raj ...

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Ornamentalism

Ornamentalism

Metcalf, Ideologies of the Raj, p. 50. 3. D. A. Washbrook, 'India, 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism', in OHBE iii, p. 415; idem, 'Economic Depression ...

Author: David Cannadine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019515794X

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 886

Ornamentalism is a vividly evocative account of a vanished era, a major reassessment of Britain and its imperial past, and a trenchant and disturbing analysis of what it means to be a post-imperial nation today.
Categories: History

Veer Savarkar Father of Hindu Nationalism

Veer Savarkar Father of Hindu Nationalism

' He knew Savarkar personally and wrote his biography in Marathi. The English version 'Veer Savarkar, Father of Hindu Nationalism' has been done now. Savarkar's biography enables the reader to understand the politics of the last century.

Author: Jaywant Joglekar

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847283801

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 168

Great leaders of the past century dominated Indian political scene for a decade or two. But Savarkar's name shines brightly from 1900 to 1966. Ganghiji said, 'No independence without Hindu-Muslim unity.' But Pakistan was created. When the late Prime Minister Nehru chided the Hindu nationalists for advocating Hindu Raj, Savarkar said, 'The choice, therefore, is not between two sets of personalities but between two ideologies, not Indian Raj or Hindu Raj but Muslim Raj or Hindu Raj, Akhand Hindustan or Akhand Pakistan.' He knew Savarkar personally and wrote his biography in Marathi. The English version 'Veer Savarkar, Father of Hindu Nationalism' has been done now. Savarkar's biography enables the reader to understand the politics of the last century.
Categories: History