Raj the making and unmaking of british india lawrence james on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in less that one hundred years the british made themselves the masters of india they ruled for another hundred. A good and comprehensive review of the british raj in india at times the review of events seemed a little shallow and uncritical of the actions and acts this may have been necessary as the book already runs to 700 pages. Raj the making and unmaking of british india user review not available book verdict after writing several acclaimed histories primarily focused on british imperial military history james the rise and fall of the british empire st martins 1996 now concentrates on india the old . Even though james gives relatively short shrift to the period between the battle of plassey 1757 and the second maratha war 1817 1818 when the east india company used arms and bribery to take ove. Includes bibliographical references pages 648 668 and index
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