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Empress : Queen Victoria and India / Miles Taylor.

Author/Creator:
Taylor, Miles, author.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
India -- History -- 19th century.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- Social conditions.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1837-1901.
India -- Foreign relations -- 1857-1919.
Summary:
In this engaging and controversial book, Miles Taylor shows how both Victoria and Albert were spellbound by India, and argues that the Queen was humanely, intelligently, and passionately involved with the country throughout her reign and not just in the last decades. Taylor also reveals the way in which Victoria's influence as empress contributed significantly to India's modernization, both political and economic. This is, in a number of respects, a fresh account of imperial rule in India, suggesting that it was one of Victoria's successes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780300118094
0300118090
OCLC:
1024153860