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Bureaucratic culture in early colonial India : district officials, armed forces, and personal interest under the East India Company, 1760-1830 / James Lees.

Author/Creator:
Lees, James, 1979- author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. , ©2020
Series:
War and society in South Asia
War and society in South Asia
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 194 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
East India Company -- History.
East India Company -- Administration.
East India Company.
Bureaucracy -- India.
Corporations, British -- India.
India -- Politics and government -- 1765-1947.
India -- Colonization.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Defenses.
British colonies.
Bureaucracy.
Colonies -- Administration.
Colonization.
Corporations, British.
Management.
Military readiness.
Politics and government.
India.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This book looks at how the fledgling British East India Company state of the 1760s developed into the mature Anglo-Indian empire of the 19th century. It investigates the bureaucratic culture of early Company administrators, primarily at the district level, and the influence of that culture on the nature and scope of colonial government in India. Drawing on a host of archival material and secondary sources, James Lees details the power relationship between local officials and their superiors at Fort William in Calcutta, and examines the wider implications of that relationship for Indian society. The book brings to the fore the manner in which the Company's roots in India were established despite its limited military resources and lack of governmental experience. It underlines how the early colonial polity was shaped by European administrators' attitudes towards personal and corporate reputation, financial gain, and military governance. A thoughtful intervention in understanding the impact of the Company's government on Indian society, this volume will be of interest to researchers working within South Asian studies, British studies, administrative history, military history, and the history of colonialism"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The Company state after 1765
"The essence of the state itself" : reputation and the Company's government
"A gendarmerie of last resort" : the roles of armed force, 1760-1820
Rangpur District, 1770-c.1800
Chittagong District, 1760-c.1800
The Company state in the 1820s.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Lees, James, 1979-. Bureaucratic culture in early colonial India.
ISBN:
9781138615496
1138615498
9780429286506
9781000024647
9781000024562
9781000024609
OCLC:
1108812037
Publisher Number:
99981826943
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