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Ruling caste: imperial lives in the Victorian Raj

Author: Gilmour, David Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 381 p. : Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0374283540Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Ruling Caste Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj Contents List of Illustrations Preface Note on Spelling and Currency Glossary of Indian and Anglo-Indian W'ords Principal Positions in the Executive Branch of the Indian Government, 1900 Maps INTRODUCTION: QUEEN VICTORIA'S INDIAN EMPIRE xi xiii xxi xxii xxiv xxvi 1 Maternalism -- Expansionism -- Anglo-Indians -- The Mutiny -- The Aftermath -- Justifying Imperialism 29 Dolphin Families -- Exile Backgrounds -- The Haileybury Spirit I . OLD BOYS 2. COMPETITION WALLAHS 43 The Career Opened to Talent -- Indianization -- Incentives -- Candidates -- Choosing a Province -- Jowett's Triumph -- Contemporary Verdicts 3. GRIFFINS 69 Voyages -- First Impressions -- First Postings -- First Duties -- Lyall among the Rebels Contents 4. DISTRICT OFFICERS 89 The Pooh-Bahs of India ­ Protectors ­ Solomons ­ Nuisances ­ Ma-Bap 5. CAMPERS 105 Touring the District ­ Assessing the Land ­ Famine and Disease ­ Jungle Wallah 6. MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES 123 Crimes and Witnesses ­ Conviction and Punishment ­ The ludgey' Side ­ Furore over Ilbert 7. BLACK SHEEP 135 Drunks, Debts and a Lunatic ­ Incompetents and Malcontents ­ Hibernian Insubordinate ­ Physical Justice ­The Odd Corruptible ­ Mr Clarke and Mrs Howard 8. FRONTIERSMEN 159 The Punjab School ­ All along the Frontier ­ Baluchi Backwater ­ Plots and Polo in Manipur 9. RESIDENTS AND AGENT S 176 The Political Departments ­ Diversity and Disappointment ­ Duties of a Resident ­ On Deposing a Ruler ­ Temple at Hyderabad ­ Griffin in Central India ­ Maynard in the Mountains IO. MANDARINS 210 Armchairs and Clockwork ­ Red Tape ­ Promotions and Rewards ­ Migrations to the Hills I I . LIFE AT THE TOP 229 The Viceroy's `Cabinet' ­ Lieutenant-Governors ­ Proconsular Lyall I 2 . THINKERS 241 Readers ­ Scholars ­ Reactionaries ­ Reformers Contents 13. PLAYERS 262 Games -- Shikar -- Hills -- Furlough 14. HUSBANDS AND LOVERS 278 In Search of a Wife -- Courtships in India -- Mistresses --Lyall Infelix 15. FAMILIES AND EXILES 294 The Shock of Asia -- The Memsahibs' Routine -- A Sense of Exile -- Death in India 16. PENSIONERS 311 Repatriation -- Occupations -- Lyall Venerabilis -- Going Downhill Notes Bibliography Acknowledgements Index 329 349 361 363

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