Give a critical account of the major trends in colonial historiography
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Give a critical account of the major trends in colonial historiography?

The rulers of India, as well as the colonial intellectuals who analysed their authority, made a point of emphasising that the British had delivered peace and excellent governance to the subcontinent. The Pax Britannica and massive public investment in the country resulted in the building of a sophisticated transportation and communications network, laying the groundwork […]

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Give a brief account of Daniel Thorner’s critique of the Nationalist thesis on de-industrialization

The subject of India’s de-industrialization during the colonial rule was one of the primary themes raised by the nineteenth-century nationalist intellectuals. The British cotton textile industry was criticized for the influx of British products into India, which resulted in the collapse of traditional handicraft industry and, in particular, the incomes and occupation of weavers and spinners. From […]