TAPSA: "Historical Perspectives on Eighteenth Century India"

A wide ranging literature on the economic history of the eighteenth century in India has cast doubt on many of the conventional explanations for the rise of British power. What then is the status of the various conventional explanations for British ascendancy and how do we make sense of them given the historical scholarship? How do these explanations fare in a broader discussion of the "divergence" between East and West? And if divergence is no longer a credible paradigm within which to understand the colonial encounter, what are some new approaches suggested by the historical literature?

Presented by Anjali Anand, doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
Foster 103