Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future

Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future

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For much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British East India Company consolidated its rule over India, evolving from a trading venture to a colonial administrative force. Yet its territorial gains far outpaced its understanding of the region and the people who lived there, and its desperate efforts to gain knowledge of the area led to the 1815 appointment of army officer Colin Mackenzie as the first Surveyor General of India. This volume carefully… (more)


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Publisher: Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Collection: Studies in British and Imperial History

Format: EPUB

Page count: 356 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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