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Author Baillie, Alexander Charles, 1939-
Title Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan / Alexander Charles Baillie.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.

Author Baillie, Alexander Charles, 1939-
Subject East India Company.
Bailey family.
British -- India -- History -- 18th century.
British -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- India -- History -- 18th century.
India -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
India -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
India -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 18th century.
India -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century.
India -- History, Military -- 18th century.
India -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Culloden's children -- No great mischief -- Eastward ho! -- Baillie-ki-Paltan -- Brothers in arms -- Affairs of the heart -- A council of incompetents -- Command at Pondicherry -- Disaster -- Imprisonment and death at Seringapatam -- Homeward bound -- Brain fever in Baghdad -- Estrangement -- John of Leys and the acquisition of Bundelcund -- Margaret and the Anglo-Indian Elmores -- The resident at Lucknow -- Dismissal -- Retribution -- Dissolution.
Summary "From 1760 to 1869, four generations of one family from the Scottish Highlands sought their fortunes in the service of the East India Company. As they worked their way up through the ranks of the empire, the Baillie family left numerous footprints in India and recorded their fascinating experiences in letters sent home to Scotland. Drawing on thorough research of the military, political, and economic events of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and an extensive collection of family letters that depict the lives and personalities of his ancestors, Alexander Charles Baillie brings the history of British India to life. The compelling documents, lost for over a century with many reproduced here, reveal changing race relations and social attitudes, cultural tensions, military and civilian battles, economic pressures, and the rise and decline of the East India Company. The book focuses especially on two members of the family--William of Dunain, a military officer, and John of Leys, a civil servant--whose numerous adventures and misadventures impart provocative clues about the workings of the empire and the daily lives of its most influential figures. An exciting, invaluable, and personalized glimpse into the past of India, Scotland, and the East India Company, Call of Empire will appeal to genealogy enthusiasts, and social and global historians."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780773552067 (ePDF)
0773552065
9780773552074 (ePUB)
0773552073
9780773551244
0773551247
9780773551244
OCLC # 991530783
Additional Format Baillie, Alexander Charles, 1939- Call of empire.: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017 (CaOONL)20179040545
Print version: Baillie, Alexander Charles, 1939- Call of empire. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017] 0773551247 9780773551244 (DLC) 2017479597 (OCoLC)991530782



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