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Title:
Trade and empire in western India, 1784-1806
Author:
Nightingale, Pamela, author.
ISBN:
9780521053242
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xv, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Series:
Cambridge South Asian studies ; v.9

Cambridge South Asian studies ; v.9.
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First published 1970.
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This study examines the influence of commercial interests on the expansion of the British Empire in Western India in the age of Cornwallis and Wellesley. It questions some of the assumptions which have been accepted as explanations of British imperialism in that part of India. The chief of these is that the reform of the East India Company's administration in the 1780s brought the policy of the Bombay presidency under the firm control of the governor-general in Bengal and of the Court of Directors and the Board of Control in London.


Table of Contents

Preface
Maps
List of abbreviations
1 Traders and Governors
2 Western India
3 The survival of the Presidency, 1784-92
4 The Pepper trade and the administration of Malabar, 1792-1800
5 The shackles of Gujarat, 1784-1800
6 The thrust to the North, 1800-03
7 The conflict of interests, 1803-06
8 Conclusions
Bibliography
Index