Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Useful friendship : Europeans and Indians in early Calcutta / Peter Robb.

By: Robb, Peter (Peter G.) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: xii, 293 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780198099185 (hbk.); 0198099185.Subject(s): Europeans -- India -- Kolkata -- History -- 18th century | Europeans -- India -- Kolkata -- History -- 19th century | Kolkata (India) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century | Kolkata (India) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | Kolkata (India) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 18th century | Kolkata (India) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 307.76095414709033 ROB
Contents:
Preface ; Acknowledgments ; 1. Friendship in form and function ; 2. Colonial friendship ; 3. Money and friendship ; 4. Standing and duty ; 5. Getting work ; 6. Friendly profiteers ; 7. Friendship's impossibility ; 8. Serving friends ; Notes ; Works cited ; About the Author ; Index
Summary: Robb's portrayal of Calcutta around 1800, the last of three studies based on the huge diary of Richard Blechynden, architect and surveyor, focuses on meddling Europeans and the workings of friendship. It shows friendly norms and networks underwriting credit, securing jobs, shaping work-practices, facilitating town-development and mediating for law and administration, while mostly excluding Indian employers, partners, agents and employees.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
307.76095414709033 ROB 006749 (Browse shelf) Available 006749
Book Book Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
307.76095414709033 ROB 006852 (Browse shelf) Available 006852

Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-286) and index.

Preface ; Acknowledgments ; 1. Friendship in form and function ; 2. Colonial friendship ; 3. Money and friendship ; 4. Standing and duty ; 5. Getting work ; 6. Friendly profiteers ; 7. Friendship's impossibility ; 8. Serving friends ; Notes ; Works cited ; About the Author ; Index

Robb's portrayal of Calcutta around 1800, the last of three studies based on the huge diary of Richard Blechynden, architect and surveyor, focuses on meddling Europeans and the workings of friendship. It shows friendly norms and networks underwriting credit, securing jobs, shaping work-practices, facilitating town-development and mediating for law and administration, while mostly excluding Indian employers, partners, agents and employees.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
Hit Counter
//]]>