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First posted on December 14th 2005, last revised on April 4th 2010

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Profiles Current Article : Company rule in India, from Wikipedia
Links General Category : British East India Company, British Rule in India, from Wikipedia
British East India Company, Developments during British India, Impact of British Rule in India, from India Net Zone
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Accounts of History Article Company Rule in India, from Wikipedia
Sanderson Beck, British India 1800-1848, British India's Wars 1848-1881
J.T. Wheeler, India under British Rule from the Foundation of the East India Company (1886), posted on IA
J.W. Kaye, The Administration of the East India Company . a History of Indian Progress (1853), posted on IA
The East India company and the maritime service (1834), posted on Internet Archive
J.Cl. Marshman, History of India from the earliest period to the close of the East India Company's government (1876), posted on IA
J. Bruce, Annals of the Honorable East-India Company: From Their Establishment by the Charter of Queen .. (1810), posted on IA
Specific Periods
Politics Growth of Constitution under the Company's Rule, from India Net Zone
Subsidiary Alliance System, from India Net Zone
British Indian Acts, from India Net Zone (subchapters)
Judicial Conditions during 17th-18th Centuries, British India, from India Net Zone
The First British Court of Justice. Introduction, from Bombay High Court
P. Bruce Buchan, The East India Company 1749-1800 : The Evolution of a Territorial Strategy and the Changing Role of Directors, Business and Economic History 1994 pp.52-61
Military in general Category : Military History of the British East India Company, from Wikipedia
British Conquest and Dominion of India, from India Net Zone, subchapters
Batta Crisis (1766), from India Net Zone
Military Administration of British India, from India Net Zone
Military Regiments Category : Honourable East India Company Regiments, from Wikipedia
Articles The Madras Regiment, Bengal Army, Bengal Native Infantry, 84th Regiment on Foot (1759), from Wikipedia
Military Forts, Garrisons Articles : Cantonment : British India, from Wikipedia
Articles : Forts in India, Fort William (India), Fort St. George (India), Vellore Fort, Munger Fort, Bekal Fort, Fort St. David, Fort (Mumbai Precinct), Sitabuldi Fort, from Wikipedia
Article Fort William, from Banglapedia
Military Wars Articles : Anglo-Mysore Wars 1766-1769, 1780-1784, 1789-1792, 1798-1799, Rohilla War 1773-1774, Anglo-Maratha Wars 1777-1783, 1803-1805, 1817-1818, Vellore Mutiny 1806, Anglo-Dutch Java War 1810-1811, Gurkha War 1814-1816, First Anglo-Burmese War 1823-1826, First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842, First Opium War 1839-1843, Anglo-Sikh Wars 1845-1849, Second Anglo-Burmese War 1852-1853, Indian Rebellion of 1857, from Wikipedia
Batta Crisis (1766), from India Net Zone
Articles : Java Expedition of 1811, from Your Archives
Articles : Second Maratha War (1802-1805), British Expedition to Ceylon (1803-1804), Vellore Mutiny (1806), Anglo-Dutch War in Java (1810-1811), The Gurkha War (1814-1816), British Expedition to Ceylon (1815), Third Maratha War (1817-1818), Sinhalese Insurrection (1817-1818), First Anglo-Burmese War (1823-1826), British Conquest of Bhurtpore (1826), First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842), First Opium War (1839-1842), Britain Annexation of Sindh (1843), First Sikh War (1845-1846), Second Sikh War (1848-1849), Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852-1853), from ACED
Events not dealt with in separate articles : Campaign against Persian Gulf Pirates 1819, British seizure of Aden 1839
Article : Sepoy Rebellion, from Banglapedia
Military Battles Category : Naval Battles of the British East India Company, from Wikipedia
Articles Battle of Plassey (1757), Battle of Buxar (1764), Battle of Seedaseer (1799), Battle of Seringapatam (1799), Battle of Assaye (1803), Battle of Delhi (1803), Battle of Laswari (1803), Battle of Khadki (1817), from Wikipedia
Article Battle of Palashi (1757), Buxar, Battle of (1764), from Banglapedia
Economy & Finances general history Article : Economic History of India : British East India Company, from Wikipedia
Andrew van Nordenflycht, The Great Expropriation : Understanding the Innovation of "Permanent Capital" at the Dutch and English East India Companies, draft 2009
Kaoru Sugihara, Notes on the Trade Statistics of British India
David Clingingsmith and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Deindustrialization in 18th and 19th century India: Mughal decline, climate shocks and British industrial ascent, accessible through Science Direct
G. Kaushal, Economic History of India 1757 to 1966, New Delhi : Kalyani 1979, 713 pp. [G]
British India, in : Lilian Charlotte, Economic History of Asia and Africa, New Delhi (c. 1926) reprint 1998, pp.258-466 [G]
Om Prakash, European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-Colonial India, The New Cambridge History of India, Cambridge : UP (1998) 2000 [G]
U.R. Bansal and B.B. Bansal, Industries in India during 18th and 19th century, Indian Journal of History of Science 19 (3) 1984 pp.215-223
moments in time Gülich, Gustav von, Geschichtliche Darstellung des Handels, der Gewerbe und des Ackerbaus der bedeutenden handeltreibenden Staaten unserer Zeit (Historical Description of Trade, Industry and Agriculture of the Important Trading States of Our Time), Jena : Frommann 6 vol.s 1830-1845, chapter : Ostindien, China und Japan, vol.2 1830 pp.3-29, posted by DTBSWS
Nopitsch, Wilhelm Hermann, Kaufmännische Berichte, gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Welt mit der Kriegs-Corvette Galathea, in den Jahren 1845, 1846 und 1847, Hamburg : Besser & Mauke 1849, in German, posted by DTBSWS, Kalkutta pp.1-32
H. St. George Tucker, A review of the financial situation of the East-India company in 1824 (1825), posted on Internet Archive
Money & Finances Coins of East India Company and Modern India, from Nupam's Webpage for the Indian Coins
British Land Revenue System in India, from India Net Zone
Plantations, Agriculture Velayutham Saravanan, Economic Exploitation of Forest Resources in South India during the Early 19th Century, IEHC 2006
History of Beginning of Tea Industry in India, from India Net Zone
Article : Assam Tea : History, Darjeeling Tea : History, from Wikipedia
Darjeeling Tea History, from Darjeeling News
R. Alexander, The Rise and Progress of British Opium Smuggling, the Illegality of the East India Company's Monopoly of the drug ... (1856), posted on Internet Archive
Mines S. Bagchi and A.K. Ghose, History of Mining in India c.1400-1800, Technology Status, Indian Journal of History of Science 15/1 1980 pp.25-29
Mining History in India, from India Biz Club
Some Important Facts about the History of Coal Mining in India, from Envis
History, from Eastern Coalfields Limited
Textiles S.A. Aziz Shah, West lost textile world championship to east
Indian Textiles : Trade and Production, from Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
David Washbrook, The Textile Industry and Economy of South India 1500-1800 : Some Notes and Queries, draft
Stephen Broadberry and Bishnupriya Gupta, Cotton Textiles and the Great Divergence : Lancashire, India and Shifting Competitive Advantage, 1600-1850 2005
Ethnography, Social History
Demography Articles Famine in India, Timeline of major famines in India during British rule (1765 to 1947), from Wikipedia
Famine in India and the Colonial World, from Indic Studies; Famines in India, from India Net Zone
History of Indian Census, from Census of India
Medical History of British India : Cholera, Malaria, Plague, from NLS
Cholera and Colonialism in British India, 1986 article accessible through Past and Present, Oxford Journals
Social History Socio-Economic Conditions of Eighteenth Century India, from India Net Zone
Articles Thuggee, Widow Remarriage Act (1856), Sati (practice), from Wikipedia
Article Widow Burning, from Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
Indraneel Dasgupta, A Revisionist Analysis of the Failure of the Widow Remarriage Act of 1856, Contemporary Issues and Ideas in Social Science 2007
Law Commission of India, 81st Report; Hindu Widows Remarriage Act, 1856 (1979)
Hindu Bengali Widows through the Centuries, from Datamation Foundation
Article : Caste System in India : British Rule, from Wikipedia
J. Peggs, India's Cries to British Humanity, Relative to the Suttee, Infanticide, .. (1832), posted on Internet Archive
E. Thompson, Suttee. A Historical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Hindu Rite of Widow Burning (1928), posted on Internet Archive
J. Cave-Browne, Indian Infanticide, its Origin, Progress, and Suppression (1857), posted on Internet Archive
J. Wilson, History of the Suppression of Infanticide in Western India under the Government of Bombay .. (1855), posted on Internet Archive
B.D. Basu, History of Education in India under the East India Company (c.1867), posted on Internet Archive
Religion First Phase of Missionary Activities of British in India, Missionary Activities of British in India, from India Net Zone
Faraizi Movement, from India Net Zone
History of Regions in India Bombay Presidency, Madras Presidency, Bengal
Pumendu Basu, Oudh and the East India Company (1943), posted on Internet Archive
S. Lucas, J.R. Taylor, Dacoitee in excelsis; or, The spoliation of Oude, by the East India Company, faithfully recounted (1857), posted on Internet Archive
in SE Asia Straits Settlements, Arakan, Burma, Tenasserim
Article : Bengkulu from Wikipedia; History of Bengkulu, blog
in Arabia Aden
Article : Aden : British Rule, from Wikipedia
Local History Article History of Calcutta, from Wikipedia
History of Mumbai, from The Mumbai Pages
History of Chennai (Madras), from Chennai Best
Structures, Institutions Scientific Associations in British India, from India Net Zone
Advent of English Education in British India, from India Net Zone
Culture & Science
Biographies Article Charles Cornwallis, from Wikipedia
Article Warren Hastings, from Wikipedia
Article : East India Company : Governors General, from Wikipedia; links to individual biographies
Others East India Company Ships

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Article : East India Company : Governors General, from Wikipedia
Documents Historical Newspapers
Image Databanks
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws Laws 1836-1872, from Bangladesh Laws
The Hindu Widows Remarriage Act of 1856, from Bangladesh Laws
Indian Legislation 1836-2007
Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850, from Indian Legislation
Papers Respecting the Negociation with His Majesty's Ministers for a Renewal of the East India Company's Exclusive Privileges, 1813, GB
Treaty Collections C.U. Aitchison, A Collection of treaties, engagements, and sunnuds, relating to India and neighbouring countries, vol.1 (1892), vol.2 (1892), vol.3 (1863), vol.3 (1909), vol.4 (1893), vol.5 (1876), vol.5 (1892), vol.6 (1892), vol.7 (1862), vol.7 (1892), vol.8 (1892), vol.9 (1892), vol.10 (1892), vol.11 (1892), vol.13 (1909), posted on Internet Archive
Treaties with the King of Persia, Runjeet Sing, the King of Cabool, the Ameers of Sinde and the Nawab of Bahawulpore, etc (1839), posted on Internet Archive
Annals of Indian Administration 1856, posted on Internet Archive
Document Collections W. Foster (ed.), Letters Received By The East India Company, vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, vol.4, vol.6, 1896-1902 posted on Internet Archive
A calendar of the court minutes, etc. of the East India company, 1635-1639 (1907), 1640-1643 (1909), 1644-1649 (1912), 1650-1654 (1913), 1655-1659, 1660-1663 (1922), posted on Internet Archive
Individual Documents Memoir on the affairs of the East-India Company (1830), posted on Internet Archive
British Parliament, East India Company, India and China Trade (1833), posted on Internet Archive
The Dawn of British Trade to the East Indies: As Recorded in the Court Minutes of the East India (1886), posted on Internet Archive
G. Buist, Annals of India for the year 1848; an outline of the principal events which have occurred in the British dominions in India from 1st January 1848 to the end of the second Seikh War in March 1849 (1849), posted on Internet Archive
First, Second and Third Reports of the Select Committee Appointed by the Court of Directors of the East India Company to take into Consideration the Export Trade from Great Britain to the East Indies, 1793, GB
Historical Maps Schwartzberg, Historical Atlas of South Asia, posted by DSAL
Encyclopedia Entries
Article : East India Company, from EB 1911
J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Benares, Bombay, Calcutta, Calicut, Delhi, Koromandel, Madras, Malabar, Masulipatam, Seringapatam, Surate, posted by DTBSWS
The East Indies, p.126-137 in J. Bellamy, The history of all religions, 1820, GB
Ostindien, pp.677-696 in vol.2 of C.Fr. Staeudlin, Kirchliche Geographie u. Statistik, 1804, in German, GB
Ethnographical Indes Britanniques, pp.358-369 in X. Heuschling, Manual de statistique ethnographique universelle, 1847, in French, GB
Parliamentary Debates foreign Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes East India Company Coins, posted by Carey Center
East India Company Currency, from Weights and Measures
Coins of the E.I.C., from Zeno
Coin, from Coin Pictures

Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on the E.I.C. Bibliography on Topics Relevant to Indic Civilization, from Indic Studies
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
International Boundary Studies
Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
on the E.I.C.
Online Journals full text online The Asiatic Annual Register, 1799, 1801, IA, 1800, 1801, IA, 1801, 1802, IA, 1802, 1803, IA, 1803, 1804, IA, 1804, 1806, IA, 1805, 1807, IA, 1806, 1809, IA, 1807, 1809, IA, 1808, 1811, IA, 1809, 1811, IA, 1810/11, 1812, IA
The Asiatic journal and monthly register for British India and its dependencies vol.6 : June-Dec. 1818, GB, vol.7 : Jan.-Jun. 1819, GB, vol.8 : July-Dec. 1819, GB, vol.9 : Jan.-Jun. 1820, GB, vol.10 : Jul.-Dec. 1820, GB, vol.11 : Jan.-Jun. 1821, GB, vol.12 : Jul.-Dec. 1821, GB, vol.13 : Jan.-Jun. 1822, GB, vol.14 : Jul.-Dec. 1822, GB, vol.15 : Jan.-Jun. 1823, GB, vol.16 : Jul.-Dec. 1823, GB, vol.17 : Jan.-Jun. 1824, GB, vol.18 : Jul.-Dec. 1824, GB, vol.19 : Jan.-Jun. 1825, GB, vol.20 : Jul.-Dec. 1825, GB, vol.21 : Jan.-Jun. 1826, GB, vol.23 : Jan.-Jun. 1827, GB, vol.24 : Jul.-Dec. 1827, GB, vol.25 : Jan.-Jun. 1828, GB, vol.26 : Jul.-Dec. 1828, GB, vol.28 : Jul.-Dec. 1828, GB, The Asiatic journal and monthly register for British and Foreign India, China and Australasia vol.1 : Jan.-Apr. 1830, GB, vol.2 : May-Aug. 1830, GB, vol.3 : Sep.-Dec. 1830, GB, vol.4 : Jan.-Apr. 1831, GB, vol.6 : Sep.-Dec. 1831, GB, vol.7 : Jan.-Apr. 1832, GB, vol.8 : May-Aug. 1832, GB, vol.9 : Sep.-Dec. 1832, GB, vol.11 : May-Aug. 1833, GB, vol.12 : Sep.-Dec. 1833, GB, vol.13 : Jan.-Apr. 1834, GB, vol.14 : May-Aug. 1834, GB, vol.15 : Sep.-Dec. 1834, GB, vol.16 : Jan.-Apr. 1835, GB, vol.17 : May-Aug. 1835, GB, vol.18 : Sep.-Dec. 1835, GB, vol.19 : Jan.-Apr. 1836, GB, vol.20 : May-Aug. 1836, GB, vol.21 : Sep.-Dec. 1836, GB, vol.22 : Jan.-Apr. 1837, GB, vol.23 : May-Aug. 1837, GB, vol.24 : Sep.-Dec. 1837, GB, vol.25 : Jan.-Apr. 1838, GB, vol.26 : May-Aug. 1838, GB, vol.27 : Sep.-Dec. 1838, GB, vol.29 : May-Aug. 1839, GB, vol.31 : Jan.-Apr. 1840, GB, vol.32 : May-Aug. 1840, GB, vol.33 : Sep.-Dec. 1840, GB, vol.34 : Jan.-Apr. 1841, GB, vol.35 : May-Aug. 1841, GB, vol.36 : Sep.-Dec. 1841, GB, vol.37 : Jan.-Apr. 1842, GB, vol.38 : May-Aug. 1842, GB, vol.39 : Sep.-Dec. 1842, GB, vol.40 : Jan.-Apr. 1843, GB
Table of Contents
General Accounts B.D. Metcalf and T.R. Metcalf, A Concise History of India, Cambridge : UP 2002, 321 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. 954 M588c
Vincent A. Smith, The Oxford History of India, (1919) Oxford : UP 2001, 945 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. 954 S642b
Gordon Johnson, Cultural Atlas of India, NY : Facts on File 1996, 240 pp., illustrated, KMLA Lib.Sign. 954 J66c
H.S. Bhatta, Military History of British India (1607-1947), New Delhi : Deep & Deep 1977, 256 pp. [G]
Francis Watson, India. A Concise History, London : Thames & Hudson (1974) 1996, 192 pp. [G] D.A. Washbrook, India 1818-1860 : Two Faces of Colonialism, pp.395-421, in : Andrew Porter (ed.), The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol.III : The Nineteenth Century, Oxford : UP 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 909.0971241 O98o v.3
P.J. Marshall, The English in Asia to 1700, pp.264-285 in : Nicholas Canny (ed.), The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol.I : TheOrigins of Empire, Oxford : UP 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 909.0971241 O98o v.3
John Keay, The Honourable Company, A History of the English East India Company, NY : MacMillan 1991 [G]
Economic, Social History The law relating to India, and the East-India Company; with notes and an appendix (1841), posted on IA
L. Ritchie, The British world in the East; a guide... to India, 1847, vol.1, from IA
J. Bruce, Annals of the Honorable East-India Company: From Their Establishment by the Charter of Queen .. (1810), posted on IA
Specific Topics J.G. Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur, NY : Review Books 1973, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 823.914 F245s
Blair B. Kling, Partner in Empire, Dwarkanath Tagore and the Age of Enterprise in India, Kolkata (1976) : KLM 2002, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 338.092 K65p
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