Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

The Empire of the Raj

India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858–1947

Authors: Blyth, R.

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British India, as a result of history, geopolitics and its unique status within the Empire, controlled a chain of overseas agencies that stretched from southern Persia to eastern Africa. This book examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub-imperial impulses clashed with the relentlessly advancing metropole. The nature of the struggle over political control between Britain and Indian reveals differences in perception and approach during a period of profound change in Anglo-Indian relations.

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ROBERT J. BLYTH is Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

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'Robert Blyth's study of the administrative and diplomatic struggles between the Indian and British imperial governments illuminates the dynamics of sub-imperial expansion beyond the Raj...' - A. J. Stockwell, JRAS


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Empire of the Raj: The Definition, Delineation and Dynamics of the Indian Sphere

    Pages 1-11

    Blyth, Robert J.

  • ‘A Glacis of Varying Breadth and Dimension’: Persia and the Persian Gulf, c. 1850–1914

    Pages 15-37

    Blyth, Robert J.

  • ‘A Conflict of Directions’: The British Indian Agency at Zanzibar, c. 1856–1883

    Pages 38-64

    Blyth, Robert J.

  • ‘He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune’: Aden and Somaliland, c. 1869–1914

    Pages 65-90

    Blyth, Robert J.

  • ‘A Colony for India’: The Struggle for East Africa, c. 1914–1924

    Pages 93-131

    Blyth, Robert J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Empire of the Raj
Book Subtitle
India, Eastern Africa and the Middle East, 1858–1947
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Robert J. Blyth
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59911-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230599116
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91475-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42308-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
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