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Modern times : India 1880s-1950s : environment, economy, culture / Sumit Sarkar.

By: Sarkar, Sumit.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, 2014Description: xiv, 464 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788178243825 (hbk.); 8178243822.Subject(s): India -- Economic conditions -- 19th century | India -- Environmental conditions | India -- Civilization -- 19th century | India -- Economic conditions -- 20th century | India -- Civilization -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 954.035 SAR
Contents:
1. Imperial structures, policies, and ideologies Consolidating the Raj Imperial ceremony and restructuring after 1857 Viceregal attitudes : liberal rhetoric, conservative compulsion British Indian foreign policy before Curzon The army and military policy Financial and administrative pressures in the late nineteenth century Local self-government, council reform, and divide-and-rule Knowledge and governance Orientalism, old and new A legal basis for communalism? Law and the creation of religious domains Surveying an empire : the census and the constitution of social realities Unmasking conquest : education, print, and the early public sphere The missions of empire : Christianity and the state Western science, colonial practice Racist and gendered : facets of the empire The princely states Mysore Jammu and Kashmir Manipur 2. Woods and trees : the environment and the economy Environmental histories : origins and core issues Regulation and protection as appropriation : forests and "wastes" in late-colonial India Sedentarization, property, and order Seeing the wood through the trees : regional studies 3. Fieldwork : agriculture and agrarian history Agricultural production Revenue, rent, and tenancy Commercialization and indebtedness Agrarian structures, changes, and continuities The forms of labour Famines and their diagnosis 4. Trade, industry, and the political economy of empire Of drains and trains Drain inspectors? Ideas on the "drain of wealth" and beyond Imperial steam : the railways and their far-reaching consequences Indian and European commerce, finance, and entrepreneurship Bazaars, townsmen, rulers, and enclaves Noteworthy : banking and currency European and Indian entrepreneurship : regional variations Deindustrialization and the traditional industries A vexed question : did handicrafts decline? Capital and labour : plantations, mines, and factories Unedenic gardens : tea, indigo, and plantation labour Trouble underground : mines and mine-workers An old yarn : jute mills and markets Spinning stories : cotton mills in western India and elsewhere Beyond blacksmiths : iron and steel Labour in the informal sector Colonial economic policies Demography and the national income 5. Society and culture The country, the city, and the new middle class Picturing India : the country and the city The road to urban spaces : refashioning colonial cities Hail fellow well met : urban sociabilities from the late nineteenth century Forever rising, forever new : the middle class Languages and literatures Print and the development of vernacular languages Literatures, high and low : poetry, novels, short stories The viewless wings of poesy : poetry and poetic forms A various universe : prose, fiction, stories The visual and performing arts Hybridity and technological change : photography, theatre, painting, and the early cinema Mechanical reproductions of art, "real life", and sound Photography : British and Indian Play-acting : theatre and the movies Music, dance, and dance-drama : Devadasis, Bhatkhande, Paluskar Picturesque : paintings and fine arts Kalighat paintings Gentlemen artists, realism, and Ravi Varma The Bengal School : and after The beginnings of Indian cinema.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Imperial structures, policies, and ideologies
Consolidating the Raj
Imperial ceremony and restructuring after 1857
Viceregal attitudes : liberal rhetoric, conservative compulsion
British Indian foreign policy before Curzon
The army and military policy
Financial and administrative pressures in the late nineteenth century
Local self-government, council reform, and divide-and-rule
Knowledge and governance
Orientalism, old and new
A legal basis for communalism? Law and the creation of religious domains
Surveying an empire : the census and the constitution of social realities
Unmasking conquest : education, print, and the early public sphere
The missions of empire : Christianity and the state
Western science, colonial practice
Racist and gendered : facets of the empire
The princely states
Mysore
Jammu and Kashmir
Manipur
2. Woods and trees : the environment and the economy
Environmental histories : origins and core issues
Regulation and protection as appropriation : forests and "wastes" in late-colonial India
Sedentarization, property, and order
Seeing the wood through the trees : regional studies
3. Fieldwork : agriculture and agrarian history
Agricultural production
Revenue, rent, and tenancy
Commercialization and indebtedness
Agrarian structures, changes, and continuities
The forms of labour
Famines and their diagnosis
4. Trade, industry, and the political economy of empire
Of drains and trains
Drain inspectors? Ideas on the "drain of wealth" and beyond
Imperial steam : the railways and their far-reaching consequences
Indian and European commerce, finance, and entrepreneurship
Bazaars, townsmen, rulers, and enclaves
Noteworthy : banking and currency
European and Indian entrepreneurship : regional variations
Deindustrialization and the traditional industries
A vexed question : did handicrafts decline?
Capital and labour : plantations, mines, and factories
Unedenic gardens : tea, indigo, and plantation labour
Trouble underground : mines and mine-workers
An old yarn : jute mills and markets
Spinning stories : cotton mills in western India and elsewhere
Beyond blacksmiths : iron and steel
Labour in the informal sector
Colonial economic policies
Demography and the national income
5. Society and culture
The country, the city, and the new middle class
Picturing India : the country and the city
The road to urban spaces : refashioning colonial cities
Hail fellow well met : urban sociabilities from the late nineteenth century
Forever rising, forever new : the middle class
Languages and literatures
Print and the development of vernacular languages
Literatures, high and low : poetry, novels, short stories
The viewless wings of poesy : poetry and poetic forms
A various universe : prose, fiction, stories
The visual and performing arts
Hybridity and technological change : photography, theatre, painting, and the early cinema
Mechanical reproductions of art, "real life", and sound
Photography : British and Indian
Play-acting : theatre and the movies
Music, dance, and dance-drama : Devadasis, Bhatkhande, Paluskar
Picturesque : paintings and fine arts
Kalighat paintings
Gentlemen artists, realism, and Ravi Varma
The Bengal School : and after
The beginnings of Indian cinema.

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