The period 1707–1857 was punctuated by dramatic events which had porofound consequences for the history of the subcontinent. The ascendency of the British colonial enterprise was a more complex process than was conventionally understood, and scholarship from the 1980s has contributed to a more nuanced understanding of this period of flux. This authoritative textbook identifies and examines the processes of social and political change that took place over a century and a half.
Synthesising and analysing decades of research on this period, History of India 1707–1857, covers the following main themes:
Each chapter is accompanied by maps and an up-to-date bibliography as well as an extensive glossary, making this an essential textbook for undergraduate students of Indian history.
Lakshmi Subramanian is Professor of History in the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata. She has previously taught at Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), University of Calcutta and Visva-Bharati (Santiniketan)
List of Maps
1. The Eighteenth Century Transition
2. The Establishment of the Company Bahadur 1757–1857
3. Consolidation and Governance: The Apparatus of the Company Raj
4. Economic Development and Social Change under Company Rule
5. Resistance and the Great Rebellion of 1857
Epilogue: Culture in the Century of Change