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Author: Thomas R. Metcalf
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Title: Ideologies of the Raj (The New Cambridge History of India)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 31, 1995)
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Ideologies of the Raj (The New Cambridge History of India) by Thomas R. Metcalf



Series: The New Cambridge History of India. Recommend to librarian. Ideologies of the Raj. Thomas R. Metcalf. Ideologies of the Raj examines how the British sought to justify their rule over India. In the end, however, the differences predominated in the colonial view of India.

Ideologies of the Raj - by Thomas R. Metcalf March 1995. Online ISBN: 9781139053402. Your name Please enter your name.

The original Cambridge History of India published between 1922 and 1937 did much to formulate a chronology for Indian history and describe the administrative structures of government in India. 212 p. This book is a critical work of synthesis and interpretation on one of the central themes in modern Indian history - agrarian change under British colonial rule.

Ideologies of the Raj is consistently clear and flutent', Clive Dewey, The Times Literary Supplement. Paperback: 258 pages. Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 13, 1997). The original Cambridge History of India published between 1922 and 1937 did much to formulate a chronology for Indian history and describe the administrative structures of government in India. Ideologies of the Raj examines the ways in which the British sought to justify and thus legitimate their rule over India.

Ideologies of the Raj examines the ways in which the British sought to justify and thus legitimate their rule over India

Thomas R. Metcalf (born 1934) is an historian of South Asia, especially colonial India, and of the British Empire. Metcalf is the Emeritus Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Author : Thomas R. Publisher : Cambridge University Press.

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. Paperback, 256 pages. Published March 13th 1997 by Cambridge University Press (first published March 13th 1995). Ideologies of the Raj (The New Cambridge History of India). 0521589371 (ISBN13: 9780521589376).

The introductory chapter of Ideologies of the Raj talks of the relations between Britain and India in the Eighteenth Century. The concept of the White man’s burden got extended to India after Britain won the battle of Plassey, and it was agreed that Britain must secure the ‘prosperity of India’s people before seeking any gain itself. Oriental despotism’ had enduring implications for the emerging Raj in India, for it carried with it the connotation that Asian countries had no laws or property, and hence its peoples had no rights.

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.
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The original Cambridge History of India published between 1922 and 1937 did much to formulate a chronology for Indian history and describe the administrative structures of government in India. The New Cambridge History of India series, to which Thomas R. Metcalf's book belongs, is designed to take full account of recent scholarship and changing conceptions of South Asia's historical development. Ideologies of the Raj examines the ways in which the British sought to justify and thus legitimate their rule over India. Thomas Metcalf demonstrates eloquently that the British devised two divergent strategies to justify their authority: one defined essential characteristics which the Indians shared with the British themselves, while the other emphasized the presumed qualities of enduring 'difference'. Overtime, however, it was the differences - differences of history, race, gender and society -which embedded themselves most deeply in the British idea of India, and so became predominant. Since the British constructed few explicit ideologies of empire, the author explores the workings of the Raj through a study of its underlying assumptions as revealed in policies and writings. This timely book fills an enormous gap in scholarship as the author, drawing from his own research as well as from the writings of younger scholars in India and elsewhere, provides us with a synthetic view of the ideologies of the Raj during the years of uncontested British supremacy from 1858 to 1918.In short this is an excellent book, well argued and well written that will be useful for students and to the educated reader.