Making History, Drawing Territory: British Mapping in India, c. 1756-1905

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9780195665468: Making History, Drawing Territory: British Mapping in India, c. 1756-1905
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A unique study of British possession and territorial legitimacy in India as represented by colonial maps, this book focuses on various strategies used by map-makers and surveyors to embed a past into their narratives, and concludes that maps were used both to demonstrate a history of territory and, importantly, to justify the possession of land in colonial times in the Indian subcontinent.

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Barrow's research is impressive and his conclusions stimulating ... specialists in colonial history, cartography and cultural studies will appreciate his ideas and wish to test them elsewhere. Times Higher Education Supplement

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