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Ideologies of the Raj

By Thomas R. Metcalf (NHC Fellow, 1989–90)

History of India; British Occupation of India; South Asian Studies; British Empire

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994

From the publisher’s description:

Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India. He demonstrates that the principles the British devised incorporated contradictory visions of India, yet together they made the authority of the Raj lawful. Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible.

History / History of India / British Occupation of India / South Asian Studies / British Empire /

Metcalf, Thomas R. (NHC Fellow, 1989–90). Ideologies of the Raj. The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994.