Anglo-Indian lives in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
Finn, Margot C.. (2010) Anglo-Indian lives in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.33 (No.1). pp. 49-65. ISSN 1754-0194Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2009.00210.x
This essay explores the utility of individual and family biographies for British imperial and global history-writing. It begins by outlining social historians' ambivalent attitude to biography as a genre and then deploys a case study of the family of Sir Thomas Munro (1761-1827) to illuminate the demographic forces that drove propertied families into imperial ventures. It argues that malleable marital stratagems and collective social aspirations, rather than rigid political or racial ideologies, provided the primary impetus for British engagement with empire on the subcontinent under East India Company rule.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Anglo-Indians -- Social conditions -- 18th century, Anglo-Indians -- Social conditions -- 19th century, Munro, Thomas, Sir, 1761-1827, East India Company, Anglo-Indians -- Biography -- History -- 18th century, Anglo-Indians -- Biography -- History -- 19th century, Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 49-65|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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