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The Resource Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870, C.A. Bayly

Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870, C.A. Bayly

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Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870
Title
Empire and information
Title remainder
intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870
Statement of responsibility
C.A. Bayly
Title variation
Empire & Information
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence gathering in India, C. A. Bayly shows how networks of Indian spies were recruited by the British to secure military, political and social information about their subjects. He also examines the social and intellectual origins of these 'native informants', and considers how the colonial authorities interpreted and often misinterpreted the information they supplied. It was such misunderstandings which ultimately contributed to the failure of the British to anticipate the rebellions of 1857. The author argues, however, that even before this, complex systems of debate and communication were challenging the political and intellectual dominance of the European rulers
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Bayly, C. A.
Dewey number
327.124/054/09034
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ229.I6
LC item number
B39 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Indian history and society
Series volume
1
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  • Intelligence service
  • Communication
  • India
Label
Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870, C.A. Bayly
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Indian ecumene: an indigenous public sphere
  • 6.
  • Useful knowledge and godly society, c. 1830-50
  • 7.
  • Colonial controversies: astronomers and physicians
  • 8.
  • Colonial controversies: language and land
  • 9.
  • information order, the Rebellion of 1857-9 and pacification
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Epilogue: information, surveillance and the public arena after the Rebellion
  • Conclusion: 'Knowing the country'
  • Prologue: surveillance and communication in early modern India
  • 2.
  • Political intelligence and indigenous informants during the conquest of India, c. 1785-1815
  • 3.
  • Misinformation and failure on the fringes of empire
  • 4.
  • Between human intelligence and colonial knowledge
Control code
CR9780511583285
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 412 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521663601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870, C.A. Bayly
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Indian ecumene: an indigenous public sphere
  • 6.
  • Useful knowledge and godly society, c. 1830-50
  • 7.
  • Colonial controversies: astronomers and physicians
  • 8.
  • Colonial controversies: language and land
  • 9.
  • information order, the Rebellion of 1857-9 and pacification
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Epilogue: information, surveillance and the public arena after the Rebellion
  • Conclusion: 'Knowing the country'
  • Prologue: surveillance and communication in early modern India
  • 2.
  • Political intelligence and indigenous informants during the conquest of India, c. 1785-1815
  • 3.
  • Misinformation and failure on the fringes of empire
  • 4.
  • Between human intelligence and colonial knowledge
Control code
CR9780511583285
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 412 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521663601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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