Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History

The East India Company and the Natural World

Editors: Damodaran, V., Winterbottom, A., Lester, A. (Eds.)

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This book is the first to explore the deep and lasting impacts of the largest colonial trading company, the British East India Company on the natural environment. The contributors – drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines - illuminate the relationship between colonial capital and the changing environment between 1600 and 1857.

About the authors

George Adamson, King's College London, UK Timothy P. Barnard, National University of Singapore James Beattie, University of Waikato, New Zealand A.T. Grove, independent scholar, UK Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells, National University of Singapore Deepak Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India Henry Noltie, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK Rohan d'Souza, Shiv Nadar University, UK Geoff Quilley, University of Sussex, UK.

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“These essays present useful, interesting, and informative data gleaned from what is evidently exemplary research. … As valuable contributions to the continuum of interdisciplinary history, they deserve long-term appreciation.” (Arthur Macgregor, Archives of Natural History, Vol. 44 (1), March, 2017)

“These essays are uniformly strong, and this book is a timely and valuable collection. It is one more indication of the multidisciplinary possibilities entailed by environmental history. … This compendium provides us with a more nuanced view of empire, one that greatly expands our understanding of imperial histories.” (Christopher V. Hill, Environmental History, Vol. 21, April, 2016)

“This is a well-rounded and important collection that brings together scholars active in different sub-disciplines. … The East India Company and the Natural world is an important volume, useful for specialists and for the classroom… .” (Jayeeta Sharma, Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 51 (1), January, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: New Imperial and Environmental Histories of the Indian Ocean

    Lester, Alan

    Pages 1-15

  • Botanical Explorations and the East India Company: Revisiting ‘Plant Colonialism’

    Kumar, Deepak

    Pages 16-34

  • Medicine and Botany in the Making of Madras, 1680–1720

    Winterbottom, Anna

    Pages 35-57

  • Robert Wight and his European Botanical Collaborators

    Noltie, H. J.

    Pages 58-79

  • The East India Company, Famine and Ecological Conditions in Eighteenth-Century Bengal

    Damodaran, Vinita

    Pages 80-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The East India Company and the Natural World
Editors
  • V. Damodaran
  • A. Winterbottom
  • A. Lester
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42727-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137427274
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42726-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49109-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 297
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