1st Edition

Western India in the Nineteenth Century

By Ravinder Kumar Copyright 1968
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    362 Pages
    by Routledge

    Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of India. The solutions they proposed and the policies which emerged determined the social changes which took place in the Maharashtra in the nineteenth century.
    This book analyses these changes by focussing on the rise of new social groups and the dissemination of new values and shows how these social groups and values interacted with the traditional order in Maharashtra to create a stable regional society.
    Originally published in 1968.

    1. The Poona Districts in 18182. The Politics of Moderation3. The Utilitarian Deluge4. The Twilight of the Watandars5. The Deccan Riots of 18756. Reconsiderations and Reappraisals7. The Non-Acquistivie Society8. Old Elites and New Horizons9. The Poona Districts in 191810. Retrospect


    Ravinder Kumar