The twilight of the East India Company : the evolution of Anglo-Asian commerce and politics, 1790-1860 /

This book examines the development of British commercial, financial and political relations with India and the Far East during the final period of the East India Company's reign as the sovereign power in India. This was a most turbulent period for British commerce with India. The period began w...

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Main Author: Webster, Anthony (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Suffolk : Boydell & Brewer, 2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: the end of the East India Company, the historians and the evolution of Anglo-Indian commerce and politics
  • The origins of the East India Company and the rise of non-Company commercial interests in Britain, India and Asia, 1600-1793
  • War, politics and India: the battle for the East India Company trade monopoly, 1793-1813
  • Accommodating free trade: India, the East India Company and the commercial revolution of 1814-1830
  • Crisis and trade liberalisation 1830-1834: financial chaos and the end of the East India Company's commercial role and privileges
  • Re-ordering Anglo-Asian commerce and politics: 1833-1847
  • Crisis, the resurgence of London and the end of the East India Company: 1847-1860
  • Conclusion: the decline of the East India Company and the evolution of British commercial and political interests in Asia, 1793-1860.