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1st Edition

The Making of the Indian Princes

ISBN 9781138291720
Published September 4, 2018 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1943, sets forth the history of the rise and development of the states of princely India from the end of the eighteenth century until the beginning of nineteenth. This was also the formative period for the East India Company and thus for India itself. It describes the processes, military and political, whereby modern India was formed.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Emergence of the Princes  1. India at the End of the Eighteenth Century  2. The Marathas  3. Decline of Maratha Power  4. Lord Wellesley and the Peshwa  5. British and Maratha Diplomacy  6. The Death of Nana Farnavis  7. The Battle of Poona  8. The Treaty of Bassein  9. Collins and Metcalfe at Poona  10. Outbreak of the Second Anglo-Maratha War  11. British and Maratha Military Tactics  12. Lake Opens His Campaign  13. The Battle of Delhi and the Fall of Agra  14. The Battle of Laswari  15. General Wellesley’s Victories  16. The Making of the Treaties  17. Difficulties Following the Conclusion of Peace  18. Yeswant Rao Holkar  19. First Stages of the War with Holkar  20. The Siege of Bharatpur  21. Bharatpur and Indian and British Reactions  22. Arrival of Lord Cornwallis  23. Considerations of the Peace  24. The War’s Results  25. The Psychological Change in the Conquerors  Part 2. British Paramountcy  26. Mutinies. The Chaos of Central India  27. The Company’s Embassies  28. Domestic Troubles and Colonial Expeditions  29. The Mogul Emperor and Delhi  30. Metcalfe and Central India  31. The Company’s Satraps  32. The Gurkha War  33. The Peshwa and Gangadhar Sastri’s Murder  34. The Pindaris and the Chaos of Central India  35. Preliminaries of the Pindari Campaign  36. Elphinstone and the Peshwa  37. Amir Khan. The Rajput States  38. The Peshwa’s Outbreak  39. The Nagpur Outbreak  40. The Campaign Against Holkar  41. Surrender of the Peshwa  42. The British Leaders and the Common Soldier  43. Reflections: Political  44. Status of the Princes. The King of Delhi  45. The Doctrine of Paramountcy

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Edward John Thompson was a British scholar, novelist, historian and translator. He was a Leverhulme Research Fellow from 1934 to 1936 and a Research Fellow in Indian history at Oriel College from 1936 to 1940.