The Chaos of Empire

The Chaos of Empire

The British Raj and the Conquest of India

Book - 2016
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Traces the history of Britain's conquest of India from the 1600s to India's independence in 1947, and argues that British rule was chaotic, unorganized, and led to the creation of unstable states throughout South Asia.
Publisher: New York :, Public Affairs,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610392938
Branch Call Number: 954.03 WIL
Characteristics: 564 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Jul 18, 2017

The history of empire was a history of action in the heart of the moment, not of coherent plans and ideas.

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Jul 18, 2017

The first, often the only, purpose of British power in India was to defend the fact of Britian's presence on Indian ground.

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Jul 18, 2017

..., the techniques used to assert British power shared a common effort to rule without engaging with the people being ruled.

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Jul 18, 2017

... the British imperial regime in India was ruled by doubt and anxiety from beginning to end.

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