Clive

Founder of British India

C. Brad Faught

No one in the early days of the British ventures in India was as well known or as controversial as Clive became.
Publication date:
January 2013
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Series :
Military Profiles
Illustration :
16 B&W photos; 4 maps; chronology; notes; bibliographic essay; index
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612341682

Dimensions : 127 X 203 cm
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£15.99
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Overview
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• An information-filled profile of Major-General Robert Clive

No one in the early days of the British ventures in India was as well known or as controversial as Clive became. In our own day when (informal) empire and globalism are talked about and witnessed with ease, Clive’s position as both a servant of the East India Company—which developed into the world’s largest transnational trading company at the time—and an agent of imperialism makes him a surprisingly resonant figure.

REVIEWS

An accurate account of events in India in the central third of the eighteenth century is bound to read like a tale of adventure. Clive is a brief and well-balanced account of the way a great military and political leader struggled with the changes of the period and mastered them with results that shaped two centuries of British rule.
Trevor Lloyd, emeritus professor of history, University of Toronto

A lively, informed, and balanced account of a remarkable but controversial career. Clive was an unlikely military commander who, in just a few years, transformed the fortunes of the British in India and enriched his family in the process.
Roland Quinault, senior research fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London