(PDF) The Scandal of Empire

Self Love & Acceptance Home Page Forums General Discussions (PDF) The Scandal of Empire

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #10425 Reply
    Agnes Webb
    Guest

    The Scandal of Empire
    India and the Creation of Imperial Britain

    by Nicholas B. Dirks

    The Scandal of Empire • Click Here

    • Format: hardcover, 389 pages
    • Language: english
    • Author: Nicholas B. Dirks
    • ISBN: 9780674021662 (0674021665)
    • Genres: history, india
    • Release date: April 1, 2006
    • Publisher: Belknap Press

    About The Book

    Many have told of the East India Company’s extraordinary excesses in eighteenth-century India, of the plunder that made its directors fabulously wealthy and able to buy British land and titles, but this is only a fraction of the story. When one of these men — Warren Hastings — was put on trial by Edmund Burke, it brought the Company’s exploits to the attention of the public. Through the trial and after, the British government transformed public understanding of the Company’s corrupt actions by creating an image of a vulnerable India that needed British assistance. Intrusive behavior was recast as a civilizing mission. In this fascinating, and devastating, account of the scandal that laid the foundation of the British Empire, Nicholas Dirks explains how this substitution of imperial authority for Company rule helped erase the dirty origins of empire and justify the British presence in India.

    “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. We see how mercantile trade was inextricably linked with imperial venture and scandalous excess and how these three things provided the ideological basis for far-flung British expansion. In this powerfully written and trenchant critique, 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.

    Online ebook The Scandal of Empire Nicholas B. Dirks buy cheap on Amazon. FictionBook book The Scandal of Empire iPhone. MOBI The Scandal of Empire by Nicholas B. Dirks download on iPad. Paperback The Scandal of Empire read online on Powells.

    FB2 book The Scandal of Empire Nicholas B. Dirks read for PocketBook on Dymocks. Hardback ebook The Scandal of Empire. TXT ebook The Scandal of Empire download on Barnes & Noble. PDF The Scandal of Empire by Nicholas B. Dirks buy Kindle.

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
Reply To: (PDF) The Scandal of Empire
Your information: