The Chaos of Empire : the British Raj and the Conquest of India / Jon Wilson.

"Through the stories of administrators, soldiers and subjects, describes how the East India Company went from a trading company to a quasi-imperial government with over a quarter of a million troops, whose high tax on tea helped spark the American Revolution, "--NoveList.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wilson, Jon E., (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface: Facts on the ground
  • Society of societies
  • Trading with ghosts
  • Forgotten wars
  • Passion at Plassey
  • New systems
  • Theatres of anarchy
  • The idea of empire
  • Fear and trembling
  • The making of modern India
  • The legalization of India
  • The great Depression
  • Governments within governments
  • Military imperialism and the Indian crowd
  • Cycles of violence
  • The great delusion.