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The Eighteenth Century in India - Debates in Indian History and Society
The Eighteenth Century in India - Debates in Indian History and Society

The Eighteenth Century in India - Debates in Indian History and Society

by Seema Alavi

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Oxford University Press


0195692012 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 261



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Author: Seema Alavi
Eminent Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Edito: Seema Alavi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 261
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195692012


The eighteenth century in Indian history has long been subject to debate among historians. As part of the prestigious series, this volume presents key arguments of this debate through a selection of important readings. Was the eighteenth century a Dark Age or was it a period of economic boom? Did it mark a sharp break or was it a period of continuity and change? These and other questions concerning the nature of colonial political culture are discussed by contributors while Alavi’s exhaustive introduction places them in the context of the larger debate.

‘Represent[s] some of the most important works…an interesting range of issues…[this volume] impart[s] a new dimension to the ongoing debate…immensely helpful to students, scholars, and the general readers.’
—Indian Historical Review


Series Editors’ Note

1. Introduction
Seema Alavi
2. The Eighteenth Century in
Indian Economic History
Irfan Habib
3. Aspects of Agrarian Uprisings in
North India in the Early Eighteenth Century
Muzaffar Alam
4. Economic and Political Expansion:
The Case of Awadh
P.J. Marshall
5. Trade and Politics in
Eighteenth-century Bengal
Om Prakash
6. Epilogue to the Indian Edition
C.A. Bayly
7. Merchants and the Rise of Colonialism
Prasannan Parthasarathi
8. The Initial British Impact on India:
A Case Study of the Banaras Region
Bernard S. Cohn


Notes on Contributors

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