Empress : Queen Victoria and India / Miles Taylor.
In this engaging and controversial book, Miles Taylor shows how both Victoria and Albert were spellbound by India, and argues that the Queen was humanely, intelligently, and passionately involved with the country throughout her reign and not just in the last decades. Taylor also reveals the way in w...
New Haven :
Yale University Press,
- Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTE ON THE TEXT; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 CROWN AND COMPANY; Empire by Treaty; A Whig Queen; Defender of the Faith; East India Men; CHAPTER 2 WARRIOR QUEEN; The Runaway Elephant; The Queen's Army; Loot from Lahore; Double Trouble; CHAPTER 3 EXHIBITING INDIA; Prince Albert and India; India on Display; Indian Exiles; CHAPTER 4 'THIS BLOODY CIVIL WAR'; The Infidel Victoria; News from India; The Transfer of Power; The Indian Magna Carta; CHAPTER 5 VICTORIA BEATRIX; SovereignsSubjects; Servants; CHAPTER 6 QUEEN OF PUBLIC WORKS; The Age of Improvement; Famine Queen; Immoral Economies; CHAPTER 7 ROYAL TOURISTS; 'A walking proclamation': Prince Alfred in India, 1869-70; Shahzardah: The Prince of Wales in India, 1875-6; Heirs and Graces: The Later Tours; CHAPTER 8 QUEEN- EMPRESS; The Blot on the Queen's Head; The Imperial Assemblage; Crown Orders; CHAPTER 9 MOTHER OF INDIA; Widow; Mother; Sisters; Daughters; CHAPTER 10 PATRIOT QUEEN; Voices of India; Ripon engel appan20; National Union; CHAPTER 11 JUJUBILEE; Managing Loyalty: The Golden Jubilee of 1887; Loyal Legacy: The Imperial InstituteFeast and Famine: The Diamond Jubilee of 1897; CHAPTER 12 THE LAST YEARS OF THE QAISARA; Manipur; In Memoriam; EPILOGUE; Raj and Swaraj; Jai Hind; Empire to Republic; APPENDIX; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.