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The East India Company: A History

By Gardner, Brian

New York: Dorset Press, 1971. Book. NF. Hardcover. Second Printing. 319pp, 4 maps, appendix, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Brown cloth backed boards gilt, shelf wear only, dj. NF/NF. The story of the company that was more a military power than a commercial concern and responsible in one way or another for nearly one fifth of the world's population. An interesting read..

$13.69

Bengal in the Reign of Aurangzeb 1658-1707. With a Foreword by Dr. P. Hardy

By Chatterjee, Anjali (nee Basu)

Calcutta: Progressive Publishers, 1967. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xvi, 284pp, 2 maps (1 folding), 2 appendices, bibliography, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Cloth backed, shelf wear only, back board damp stained, in lightly edgeworn dj also dampstained on back panel, internally fine. A study of some of the main factors in the first half century of Mughal rule in Bengal, particularly the role of the European trading companies such as the East India Company. Dr. Anjali Chatterjee studied at SOAS London under the guidance of Dr. Peter Hardy who in his Foreword indicates her work on the role of Bengal zamindars is particularly unique..

$14.66

History of the Freedom Movement in India. Volume II

By Chand, Tara

New Delhi: Publications Division. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. GOI, 1967. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Second Edition, enlarged. xi, 629pp, Resistance and Insurrections, Revolt of 1857, Indian Middle Class, The New Education, Press and Public Opinion, Social Reform, Economic Background of Indian Nationalism, Trends of Muslim Political Thought, Religion & Social Reform Movements, Education & the Indian Press, Imperialism & Its Record, The Political Movement, Literary Renaissance, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Stiff printed wrappers, light edgewear, in slightly edgeworn, soiled and chipped dj, internally fine. The second of three volumes by the distinguished educator, Dr. Tara Chand (1888- ), at the time of writing Educational Advisor to the Government of India. This volume is mainly about the 19th century. Mahar (924) calls this "a major statement of the Indian view of British rule and the nationalist movement.".

$19.55

The Indian Mutiny. Aids for Teachers Series No. 5

By Harrison, J.B.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul for The Historical Association, 1958. Book. Good. Soft cover. N.D. (ca 1958?). 12pp. 8vo/21.5cm. A balanced rumination by a knowledgeable specialist historian on ways to look at a determining event of modern British imperial and Indian history. J.B. Harrison was a history instructor at the School of Oriental & African Studies of the University of London..

$9.78

History of the Freedom Movement in India. Volume I

By Chand, Tara

Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GOI, 1961. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xv, 400pp, Foreword by Humayun Kabir, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Tan textured (silk?) cloth, shelf wear only in lightly edgeworn dj, small Delhi dealer stamp on ffep, otherwise internally fine. A more or less 'official' history of the period from 1750 to 1856 and a major statement of the Indian view of British rule and the nationalist movement by one of India's leading historians. Dr. Tara Chand (1888- ) had held many high positions including as Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University and Educational Adviser to the Government of India. First of three volumes. Mahar 924..

$19.55

A History of India from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

By Edwardes, Michael

New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1961. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 444pp, 127 illustrations from photographs, 21 maps, principal dynasties and rulers, select bibliography, illustrations list, index. 4to/26cm. Blind-stamp decorated black cloth gilt, light rubbing at extremities, in edgeworn, slightly soiled and rubbed dj, front hinge paper cracked one inch at head, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A sound introduction to the history of India by one of the new generation of interpreters. Michael Edwardes (ca 1920- ) served in India as a young soldier in the forties and returned to England to become one of its most sensitive interpretive historical writers on South Asia..

$13.69

History and Administration of the North-Western Provinces Subsequently called the Agra Province 1803-1858. Foreword by Sir Jadunath Sarkar

By Bhanu, Dharma

Agra: Shiva Lal Agarwala & Co. Private Ltd, 1957. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 426pp, Foreword, Preface, bibliography. 8vo/23cm. Untitled green cloth, shelf wear only, in slightly chipped and soiled dj, front hinge paper cracked, otherwise internally fine. Ph.D. dissertation Agra University 1955. In his Foreword, Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958) the distinguished historian of the Mughal and Maratha periods, states that the book is "an uncommonly competent and valuable piece of work"predicts that it will become a permanent book of reference. The author was teaching at Madhava College, Ujjain at the time of publication. Mahar (779) mentions that the area covered by the study, present day Uttar Pradesh, has always been a major prize in contests for political supremacy in India..

$24.44

Postcolonial Passages: Contemporary History-writing on India

By Dube, Saurabh. Editor with Shahid Amin, Bernard Cohn, Ranajit Guha, et al

New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Indian Edition. x, 275pp, Preface, Introduction, Colony and Empire, Nation and Community, Margins of Modernity, notes on contributors, index. 4to/25cm. Pictorial hardcover in fine dj, internally fine. NF/NF. Fresh perspectives on the Indian sub-continent and its multifaceted history. Saurabh Dube is Professor of History at the Centre for Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City and is noted for his interdisciplinary approach to history..

$14.66

A Survey of Indian History

By PANIKKAR, K.M.

Bombay: Asia Publishing House, 1960. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Reprint (1947). xii, 272pp, 3 maps, 8 plates, glossary, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Black cloth, light rubbing, chipped and torn dj laid in, internally fine. A readable and much reprinted history. Kavalam Madhava Panikkar (1896-1963) was Indian ambassador to the UN, China, Egypt and France and one of India's most provocative historians. Mahar 196..

$11.73

India and the Passing of Empire

By Dunbar, Sir George

London: Nicholson and Watson, 1951. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. [ix], 225pp, 4 plates, 9 maps (1 colored & folding), references, 2 indexes. 8vo/22cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear in protected lightly edgeworn dj, stamp of Rawalpindi dealer on ffep, otherwise internally fine. The author makes the interesting division of British India into three periods: 1819-1858 from the end of the Maratha War to the end of the East India Company; 1858-1919 from the assumption of power by the British Government to the Amritsar Massacre; 1919-1947 from Amritsar and the coming of Gandhi to Partition. Sir George Duff-Sutherland Dunbar, 6th Baronet (1878-1962) served many years in the Indian Army and was attached to the Indian States delegation at the Round Table Conference of 1930. He wrote a number of books on India including his History of India (1936), republished several times..

$12.71

Ethnic Settlements in Ancient India (A Study on the Puranic Lists of the Peoples of Bharatavarsa) Part I-Northern India

By Chaudhuri, Sashi Bhusan

Calcutta: General Printers & Publishers Ltd., 1955. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. Foreword by R. C. Majumdar. xvii, 212 pp, map, charts, index. 4to/25.5cm. Cloth, shelf wear only, in protected lightly soiled and slightly chipped dj, stamp of Delhi dealer on ffep, minor spotting on title-page, otherwise internally fine. Professor Majumdar terms this "an important study...[which] throws very valuable light on an obscure branch of ancient Indian history". Dr. Chaudhuri (1904- ) was on the staff of Presidency College, Calcutta and had been Reader in History at the University of Dacca. Mahar 265..

$27.37

The Cambridge Shorter History of India. Edited by H.H. Dodwell

By Allan, J., Sir T. Wolseley Haig, H.H. Dodwell and R.R. Sethi

Delhi: S, Chand & Co., 1964. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Second Printing of revised 1958 Edition. xxiv, 784, xxxxvii pp, 21 maps, bibliography, index. 8vo/19.5cm. Blue cloth, light wear in edgeworn and slightly chipped dj, internally fine. VG+/Fair. An attempt to provide the general reader with a complete account of Indian political history from its beginnings down to the year in which the reforms of 1919 were initiated with a section added by R.R. Sethi in the 1958 edition bringing the events down to the Partition of 1947. John Andrew Allan (1884-1955) was then Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig (1865-1938) had been a Lecturer in Persian, School of Oriental Studies, University of London. Henry H. Dodwell (1879-1946) was Professor of the History and Culture of the British Dominions in Asia, University of London. R.R. Sethi was Professor of History at Panjab University at the time of writing. A basic reference for the political history of India..

$14.66

A Short History of India and Pakistan from Ancient Times to the Present

By Wallbank, T. Walter

New York: Mentor Books/New American Library, 1958. Book. Good. Soft cover. An abridged version of India in the New Era (1956), completely revised and up to date. First Printing. 320pp, maps, illustrations, index. 12mo/18cm. Paper, slightly edgeworn, short closed tear at tail of front joint, title page loose, otherwise clean and tight. India in the New Era: A Study of the Origin and Development of the Indian Union and Pakistan, New Nations in a Changing Era. was published in 1951. Thomas Walter Wallbank (1901- ) was Professor of History at the University of Southern California at the time of writing..

$9.78