The Eighteenth Century in Indian History: Evolution or Revolution?

Paperback | September 18, 2005

EditorP. J. Marshall

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... provides a key to rethinking some of the questions related to the 18th century. The Telegraph this volume is a commendable attempt to bring out essential aspects [of eighteenth century] --The Statesman ... useful compilation of the material on the political and economic history of India in the eighteenth century --The Book ReviewThe eighteenth century the era of the fall of the Mughals, the rise of regional successor states, and the beginnings of British domination has been a topic of intense academic debate. Can these events be understood as revolutionary, involving the fall of a great Asian imperial system and theemergence of British colonial rule with entirely different priorities? Or, were there underlying continuities between the Mughals, their Indian successors, and the early British, which produced a more evolutionary pattern of change?This volume pulls together some of the best essays on a subject with a wide-ranging introduction and exhausti ve bibliography. Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, it will be useful for teachers, researchers, and students of Mughal and Modern Indian history, economic history, andthose interested in the establishment of colonial rule in South Asia.

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... provides a key to rethinking some of the questions related to the 18th century. The Telegraph this volume is a commendable attempt to bring out essential aspects [of eighteenth century] --The Statesman ... useful compilation of the material on the political and economic history of India in the eighteenth century --The Bo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:September 18, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionPart 1: General Assessments of the Eighteenth CenturyThe Problem of the Eighteenth CenturyEighteenth-century India: Another ViewRecent Theories of Eighteenth-century IndiaThe Eighteenth Century in Indian Economic HistoryPart II: The Post-Mughal OrderPolitical Systems in Eighteenth-century India: The Banaras RegionThe Rise of the CorporationsEastern India in the Early Eighteenth-century 'Crisis': Some Evidence from BiharThe South Indian State and the Creation of Muslim CommunityKinship and Pargana in Eighteenth-century KhandeshAssertionBeing Jangli:The Politics of WildnessTributary StatePart III: The European IntrusionIntroduction: The Twilight of Mughal BengalProspective: Aristocracy, Finance and Empire, 1688-1850Part IV: The New British OrderThe Agrarian Economy and the Dynamics of Commercial TransactionsNotes on Contributors