Originally published in 1920, this book contains a biography of William Bolts, one of 'the most remarkable civilian adventurers of the eighteenth century in the territories of the East India Company'. Hallward paints a vivid picture of Bolts as one of the many destabilising European agents operating in the Far East at a time of great colonial tension as well as a shrewd merchant. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in colonial India and European expansionism.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)|
Table of Contents
Book I: 1. Appointment and early career in Bengal; 2. Governor Vansittart's campaign against trade abuses; 3. The oppression of the English Gomastahs; 4. Messrs Johnstone, Hay, and Bolts's agent vindicated; 5. The unscrupulousness of Mr Bolts; 6. Mr Bolts suspended from the company's service; 7. Elopement of Mrs Bolts; 8. Mr Bolts's appointment as alderman and his resignation of the service; 9. The intrigue against Nobkissen; 10. Mr Bolts's contumacy; 11. Mr Bolts's intrigue with the Nawab of Oudh; 12. Mr Bolts's alleged intrigue with the Dutch; 13. 'Willing to wound'; 14. Mr Bolts's deportation and his petition to the directors; 15. The right of expulsion; 16. The directors on Mr Bolts's expulsion; 17. Mr Bolts's attorneys and the Bengal council; 18. Mr Bolts in England; Book II: 1. Mr Bolts and the Empress Maria Theresa; 2. Mr Bolts and the Chevalier de St Lubin: intrigues at Poona; 3. Mr Bolts at Bombay, and the intercepted letter; 4. Mr Bolts on the Malabar coast and at Chinsura; 5. Return to Europe: the imperial ambassador supports his complaint; 6. The reconstitution of the Ostend company; 7. Contemporary writers on Mr Bolts; 8. Last years; Appendix. Petition to the grand jury; Index.