J.S. Mill's Encounter with India by Martin I. MoirJ.S. Mill's Encounter with India by Martin I. Moir

J.S. Mill's Encounter with India

EditorMartin I. Moir, Douglas M. Peers, Lynn Zastoupil

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John Stuart Mill worked for the East India Company in London for thirty-five years (1823-58), drafting many hundreds of dispatches for the guidance of British administrators in India. Historians have long been aware of Mill's involvement in British Indian government. This comprehensive effort brings together different strands of scholarship on Mill to determine the character of his role based on analyses of his draft despatches and comparisons of their practical and theoretical concerns with the broad themes of Mill's major writings on political philosophy and economics. The essays in this collection explore specific aspects of Mill's approach to Indian issues, including religion, law, education, and security, and also place him within the broader currents of utilitarianism. The contributors present different perspectives on the ideology in Mill's pragmatic work for the Company and his personal philosophy.

Martin I. Moir was deputy director of the British Library’s Oriental and India Office Collections. Douglas M. Peers is an associate professor at the Department of History, University of Calgary. Lynn Zastoupil is an associate professor in the Department of History, Rhodes College.
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Title:J.S. Mill's Encounter with IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.26 × 6.29 × 1.1 inPublisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802007139

ISBN - 13:9780802007131

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John Stuart Mill worked for the East India Company in London for 35 years, drafting hundreds of dispatches for the guidance of British administrators in India. Historians have long been aware of Mill’s involvement in British Indian government and J.S. Mill's Encounter With India brings together several strands of existing scholarship to explore Mill’s approach to Indian issues including religion, law, education and security. This comprehensive effort also attempts to make use of Mill’s experience with India to better place him within the broader current of utilitarianism.