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By Monisha Rajesh

ISBN-10: 1857889487

ISBN-13: 9781857889482

To appreciate India you want to see it, pay attention it, breathe it and believe it. Monisha Rajesh turns to a map of the Indian railways and takes a web page out of Jules Verne’s vintage story, embarking on an experience round India in eighty trains, masking 40,000km. Monisha hopes that eighty educate trips up, down and throughout India will carry the veil on a rustic that has turn into a stranger to her.

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By employing this method the British were able to achieve a row of annexations with that of Awadh in 1856 as the pinnacle. The ensuing uprising in 1857 is seen as a direct response to this kingdom’s annexation and shows how brusquely the British had disregarded the still existing constitutional framework of the Mughal Empire. Maisur (1760–1799) The Wodeyar Kartars were able to establish their own dynasty in south India after 1610, acknowledging the still prevalent ritual power of the rajas of Vijayanagara which the latter still performed despite the loss of their politicalcum-military power.

In no way dispirited by the defeat and its consequences, Tipu Sultan increased land revenue by 30 per cent and he also initiated an economic programme in 1793 and 1794 that established state monopolies. State subventions of approximately £130,000 served as investment support for foreign trade. In addition to this, 16 trade offices were established in India and one in Maskat, whereas Madras (EIC), Haiderabad and Arcot were explicitly excluded from these measures. In total, Tipu Sultan established 30 depots at different places from which gomashtas (trading agents) were able to organise trade and commerce.

4 Juergensmeyer 2006: 465. 5 Cf. United Nations Statistics Division 2012. 6 Wink 1990: 1–3. 7 Cf. Kulke and Rothermund 2010: see maps pp. 69, 90, 201, 256. 8 Bronger 1996: 52–5. 9 Bohle 1995: 19–28. The following sections also refer to this work. 10 National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation 2007; Bohle 1995: 31–3. Bronger 1996: 60–9; Stang 2002: 13–26. 11 Bohle 1995: 33–34; Farmer 1993: 7–8. 12 Farmer 1993: 8. 13 Cohn 1987a: 100–35. 14 The following paragraphs are based on Kulke and Rothermund 2010: 9–12.

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