Traditional Signalling on British Railways

Traditional Signalling on British Railways

Trucks in the Garden of Eden

Trucks in the Garden of Eden

The British Takeover of Assam

Tea, Hill Tribes and Transportation in the Nineteenth Century

Publication Date15th November 2024

Book FormatHardback





Original research and written in an engaging style, this book goes beyond the famous tea and reveals the true impact of Britain's takeover of Assam, India in the nineteenth century. Blending social and economic history, this is an illuminating work that will fascinate anybody with an interest in the history of India or Britain's colonial past.
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The book follows the huge British expansion into the Indian territory of Assam during the nineteenth century and the impact of colonial policymaking upon the population of both the hill areas and the Brahmaputra plain. British industrial activity in the region, based on the highly lucrative tea trade and the identification of rich mineral resources, inexorably moved capital, labour, enterprise, trade and transportation into the hands of outsiders and made a dramatic change to Assam’s demographic profile.

Caroline Keen paints a vivid picture of the lives of both Indians and Europeans in the remote north-east of the subcontinent, drawing on contemporary journals and other narratives.

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