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Riassunto: This is the brilliantly told story of one of the wonders of the modern world - how in less than a hundred years the British made themselves masters of India. They ruled it for another hundred, departing in 1947, leaving behind the independent states of India and Pakistan. British rule taught Indians to see themselves as Indians and its benefits included railways, hospitals, law and a universal language. But the Raj, outwardly so monolithic and magnificent, was always precarious. Its masters knew that it rested ultimately on the goodwill of Indians. This is a new look at a subject rich in incident and character; the India of the Raj was that of Clive, Kipling, Curzon and Gandhi and a host of lesser known others. RAJ will provoke debate, for it sheds new light on Mountbatten and the events of 1946-47 which ended an exercise in benign autocracy and an experiment in altruism.
About the Author: Lawrence James was born in Bath and was educated at the University of York and Merton College, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career he has emerged as one of the outstanding narrative historians of his generation.
Titolo: RAJ: The Making and Unmaking of British ...
Casa editrice: Little, Brown & Company
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Little, Brown 20/11/1997, 1997. Condizione libro: used-good. - This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780316640725
Descrizione libro Little, Brown and Company, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0001652852
Descrizione libro Little, Brown 20/11/1997, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780316640725
Descrizione libro Softback Preview, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 1250grams, ISBN:9780316640725. Codice libro della libreria 6847657
Descrizione libro Little, Brown & Company, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP18655881
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001218974
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR001572813
Descrizione libro Softback Preview, London, 1998. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. Reprint. Glossy card covers, stout 8vo, pp.722. Bw ills. Minor dint in cover. Text lightly browned. Near fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 001070
Descrizione libro U.K / TSP = The Soft Preview & Little, Brown & Company, 1998. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. A recounted story of one of the wonders of the modern world. In less than one hundred years, the British made themselves masters of India. They ruled it for another hundred, departing in 1947, leaving behind the independent states of India and Pakistan. Both nations owed much to Britain: British rule taught Indians to see themselves as Indians, and its benefits included railways, roads, canals, schools, universities, hospitals, law, and a universal language. There were also habits of mind and government that where derived from British custom. A series of emergencies in the eighteenth century transformed the East India Company into the most formidable war machine in Asia, and conquest gathered its own momentum. Fortunes were made, but the conscience of Britain was troubled by the despotism that was being created in its name. The result was a government that balanced firmness with benevolence, and had as its goal the advancement of India. With illustrations. This is a 1st edition paperback (in this format) in near to fine condition. (722 pages & 14 pages of introduction & 24 pages of illustations). This is a heavy book nearly 1.1kg, so there will be an extra postage charge. Codice libro della libreria 7436
Descrizione libro The Softback Preview, London, 1998. Card Wraps. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. Reprint. Copy in illustrated card wraps. Spine is creased. Covers have a couple of creases and chipping around edges. Free of inscriptions. Clean text and b/w plates. This is a heavy book and may require additional postage. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 023393