Problems, controversies, and compromise: a study on the historiography of british india during the east india company era director of thesis: peter j brobst this essay explores the historiography of the british indian empire, specifically during the east india company era discussing issues such as mughal decline and. The concepts of one-nation and one-empire and the way they functioned in britain's political culture is the topic of this research thesis these idealistic concepts had a profound importance, as they were used as political instruments in order to attain and maintain power in british india and in domestic british politics in short. Water in british india: the making of a 'colonial hydrology' rohan d'souza jawaharlal nehru university, new delhi abstract the environmental history of india has moved on and considerably broadened since the first studies of indian forestry were published this essay surveys studies on water in british india, which it. The popular view of india's journey to independence from british rule is the famous story of mohandas gandhi's extraordinary campaign of non-violent protest it is a heritage still marked today during international state visits but there was another, often forgotten – and much less peaceful – side to the. There can be a temptation to select only those parts of the empire that support a desired thesis nonetheless, foreign observers (including hitler) tended to see the british raj in india as a stupendous achievement, and many britons – such as winston churchill – were bitterly opposed to any moves to devolve power in the. Generations of historians have pointed to religious divide-and-rule policies as perhaps the most distinctive and damaging aspect of british colonial rule but verghese's revisionist thesis emphasises the role of the colonial administration, after 1857, in highlighting caste identities in its provincial governments.
The book points out how and why britain gained the colonies, the character of the empire, and the light in which it should be regarded it was well written and persuasive seeley argued that british rule is in india's best interest he also warned that india had to be protected and vastly increased the responsibilities and. Because british india forms the background of this thesis, i will first take a closer look at the british presence in india after that, i will focus on the concept of gender in relation to imperialism by looking at the position of women in british india furthermore, i intend to look at how flora annie steel fulfilled her. Within weeks of our moving to london from singapore, i received a note from my son's school, saying that the students were to dress up as a character important in british history and tell the story of the character in their class, as part of history week we were still settling in a new country, and trying to.
Travelling home and empire british women in india 1857 - 1939 by alison blunt ba hons, the university of cambridge, 1990 ma, the university of british columbia, 1992 a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of. An independent, colonial judiciary: a history of the bombay high court during the british raj, 1862-1947 abhinav chandrachud essentially the author's doctoral thesis at the stanford law school, this new addition to legal history explores whether and how these identities came into play in the routine.
For 190 years india was a dependent colony this custom written example describes both positive and negative impacts of british empire on india as a nation. This thesis argues that james mill's history of british india is, on the one hand, intellectually linked to the scottish enlightenment, while, on the other hand, moves beyond that intellectual tradition in the post-french revolution age this thesis makes three central claims first, it argues that in reacting to montesqueiu's idea of. Advantages brought to india during rule from the british, were brought by the east india company, which were run my indian princes that were protected by the british the east india company established many things for india including telegraph, railroad, and irrigation systems it also set up a large army called the sepoys.
Prisons long before mouat's investigation and attempts at prison reform in india had begun much earlier strikingly high mortality, overcrowding, disease, and a generally dysfunctional system, characterised the early british-india jails as this thesis will demonstrate, priorities such as military health and broader attempts by.
 numerous authors have insisted that the principal consequence of british rule in the indian subcontinent was a legacy of “underdevelopment” can it really be that the empire was economically bad for both britain and her colonies by drawing on the recent economic literature on globalization, past and present, this essay. Abstract this thesis investigates arundhati roy's attitude towards the british colonial legacy in india this will be examined in a close-reading of her novel the god of small things most of the novel's plot occurs in the 1960s in the village of ayemenem, which is located in the state of kerala, south india first, the thesis. India was accustomed to invaders by the time the english arrived in the seventeenth century beginning with the great indo-aryan invasion (2400-1500 bc), the.