The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain

The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain

by Nicholas B. Dirks
     
 

The Scandal of Empire reveals that the conquests and exploitations of the East India Company were critical to England's development in the eighteenth century and beyond. In this powerfully written critique, Nicholas Dirks shows how the empire projected its own scandalous behavior onto India itself. By returning to the moment when the scandal of empire becameSee more details below

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The Scandal of Empire reveals that the conquests and exploitations of the East India Company were critical to England's development in the eighteenth century and beyond. In this powerfully written critique, Nicholas Dirks shows how the empire projected its own scandalous behavior onto India itself. By returning to the moment when the scandal of empire became acceptable, we gain a new understanding of the modern culture of the colonizer and the colonized and the manifold implications for Britain, India, and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674027244
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
952,202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 2.64(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Map of India, 1792

Prologue

1. Scandal

2. Corruption

3. Spectacle

4. Economy

5. Sovereignty

6. State

7. History

8. Tradition

9. Empire

Notes

Illustration Credits

Index

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