Raj; The Making And Unmaking Of British India

3.8 avg rating
( 589 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312193225: Raj; The Making And Unmaking Of British India
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Chronicles the history of India under British rule, from the eighteenth century to 1947, while exploring the various factors involved that led to the movement for India's independence and the struggles that followed to attain it

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

When Robert Clive, a "harum-scarum schoolboy" not yet out of his teens, arrived in India in 1744, he found himself in the middle of chaos: English merchants fought against French traders, Indian princes warred among themselves, Portuguese and Dutch privateers plied the coasts, and throughout the country, anarchy reigned. Clive flourished amid the confusion. He quickly distinguished himself both in battle, showing bravery and unusual presence of mind, and in trade. The combination was profitable for his employer, the East India Company, and although Clive committed suicide in the wake of political scandal in 1774, he set in motion what would become the British conquest of India and the establishment of the Raj, a mixed form of government in which the English ruled through a network of Indian politicians and civil servants. Outwardly stable, the Raj was constantly under threat both by Indian aspirations to self-rule and by other imperialists' intrigues, notably on the part of Russia, Britain's chief competitor in what would come to be called "the great game." Lawrence James, a longtime student of British military history, offers a sweeping, and wholly absorbing, narrative account of the Raj, taking it from Clive's time to the era of Mahatma Gandhi and the flamboyant Viscount Mountbatten, the last British viceroy of India. --Gregory McNamee

About the Author:

Lawrence James studied History and English at York University and subsequently undertook a research degree at Merton College, Oxford. Following a career as a teacher, he became a full-time writer in 1985. He lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, with his wife, who is the headmistress at St,. Leonard's School, and his two sons.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780312263829: Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0312263821 ISBN 13:  9780312263829
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000
Softcover

9780316640725: RAJ: The Making and Unmaking of British India

Little..., 1997
Hardcover

9780316610728: RAJ The Making and Unmaking of British India

St Mar..., 1997
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James, Lawrence
Published by St. Martins Press
ISBN 10: 031219322X ISBN 13: 9780312193225
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cronus Books
(Carson City, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press. Condition: New. 031219322X New Inside and Outside. Clean and crisp! No markings! You will be pleased. Excellent book! ( z1s135A ) Some very minor shelf wear on dust cover. ** Fast Shipping! **. Seller Inventory # SKU1019139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Lawrence James
Published by St. Martins Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 031219322X ISBN 13: 9780312193225
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M031219322X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Lawrence James
Published by St. Martins Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 031219322X ISBN 13: 9780312193225
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1 Us ed. Seller Inventory # DADAX031219322X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

James, Lawrence
Published by St. Martins Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 031219322X ISBN 13: 9780312193225
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11031219322X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

James, Lawrence
Published by St. Martins Press
ISBN 10: 031219322X ISBN 13: 9780312193225
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martins Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 031219322X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0865320

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds