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Bengal The British Bridgehead - Eastern India, 1740-1828

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ISBN-10: 0521028221

ISBN-13: 9780521028226

Edition: 2006

Authors: P. J. Marshall, Gordon Johnson, C. A. Bayly, John F. Richards

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The aim of Bengal:The British Bridgehead is to explain how, in the eighteenth century, Britain established her rule in eastern India, the first part of the sub-continent to be incorporated into the British Empire. Professor Marshall begins his analysis with the reign of Alivardi Khan, the last effective Mughal ruler of eastern India. He then explores the social, cultural, and economic ihanges that followed the imposition of foreign rule and seeks to assess the consequences for the peoples of the region; emphasis is given throughout as much to continuities rooted deep in the history of Bengal, as to the more obvious effects of British domination. The volume closes with British rule firmly established, the arrival of Lord William Bentinck, and the failure of the great Agency Houses.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.94" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

John F. Richards is Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of The Mughal Empire (1993) and Mughal Administration in Golconda (1975) and the editor of Land, Property and the Environment (2001). He is coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century (1988) and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy (1983).

General editor's preface
Preface
Maps
The setting for empire
Late Mughal Bengal
The crisis of empire, 1740-65
The new regime
A new society?
Conclusion
Bibliographical essay
Index