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Archiving the British RajHistory of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Archiving the British Raj: History of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489923
eISBN:
9780199095599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The archives are generally sites where historians conduct research into our past. Seldom are they objects of research. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya traces the path that led to the creation of a central ... More

An Imperial DisasterThe Bengal Cyclone of 1876

An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876

Benjamin Kingsbury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876098
eISBN:
9780190942946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876098.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The storm came on the night of 31 October. It was a full moon, and the tides were at their peak; the great rivers of eastern Bengal were flowing high and fast to the sea. In the early hours the ... More

KeshabBengal's Forgotten Prophet

Keshab: Bengal's Forgotten Prophet

John Stevens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190901752
eISBN:
9780190943042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901752.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Keshab Chandra Sen (1838-84) was one of the most powerful and controversial figures in nineteenth-century Bengal. A religious leader and social reformer, his universalist interpretation of Hinduism ... More

The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

David Hardiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920678
eISBN:
9780190943233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920678.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Much of the recent surge in writing about the practice of nonviolent forms of resistance has focused on movements that occurred after the end of the Second World War, many of which have been ... More

A Political History of LiteratureVidyapati and the Fifteenth Century

A Political History of Literature: Vidyapati and the Fifteenth Century

Pankaj Jha

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489558
eISBN:
9780199095360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489558.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Vidyapati was a poet and a scholar who lived in the fifteenth century north Bihar and composed nearly a dozen texts on varied themes in three languages. The book focuses on three of Vidyapati’s ... More

Shooting a TigerBig-Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India

Shooting a Tiger: Big-Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India

Vijaya Ramadas Mandala

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489381
eISBN:
9780199096619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489381.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The main contention of Shooting a Tiger is that hunting during the colonial period was not merely a recreational activity, but a practice intimately connected with imperial governance. The book ... More

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