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Bayly, C. A. (Christopher Alan)

Works: 143 works in 664 publications in 7 languages and 15,686 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Exhibition catalogs  Art 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA16, 909.8
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Most widely held works by C. A Bayly
Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870 by C. A Bayly( )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British conquered India within two generations, not only because of their military superiority, but also because they deployed a sophisticated intelligence system. In a penetrating account of the evoloution of Britisg intelligence gathering in India between the wars of annexation in 1793-1818 and the aftermath of the Mutiny-Rebellion of 1857, C.A. Bayley shows how networks of Indian running-spies and political secretaries were recruited by the British to secure military, political and social information about their subjects."
The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914 : global connections and comparisons by C. A Bayly( Book )

59 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thematic history of the world from 1780 to the onset of the First World War reveals that the world was far more 'globalised' at this time than is commonly thought. Sketches the 'ripple effects' of world crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War. Shows how events in Asia, Africa and South America impacted on the world as a whole. Considers the great themes of the nineteenth-century world, including the rise of the modern state, industrialisation and liberalism. Challenges and complements the regional and national approaches which have traditionally dominated history teaching and writing
Indian society and the making of the British Empire by C. A Bayly( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reassesses the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the 'decline of the Moghuls' and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East Indian Company's trade and urban settlements. Professor Bayly considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Later chapters deal with changes in India's ecology, social organization and ideologies in the nineteenth century, and analyze the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the rebellion of 1857
Atlas of the British Empire by C. A Bayly( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

På omslaget: The rise and fall of the greatest empire the world has ever known
Forgotten armies : the fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 by C. A Bayly( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than a military history, this account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a panoramic view of British Asia as it was ravaged by warfare, nationalist insurgency, disease, and famine. It breathes life into the armies of soldiers, civilians, laborers, businessmen, comfort women, doctors, and nurses who confronted the daily brutalities of a combat zone which extended from metropolitan cities to remote jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon a vast range of Indian, Burmese, Chinese, and Malay, as well as British, American, and Japanese voices, the authors make vivid one of the central dramas of the twentieth century: the birth of modern south and southeast Asia and the death of British rule."--Jacket
Modernity and culture : from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the 1890s and 1920s, cities in the vast region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean were experiencing political, social, economic, and cultural changes that had been set in motion at least since the early nineteenth century. As the age of pre-colonial empires gave way to colonial and national states, there was a sense that a particular liberalism of culture and economy had been irretrievably lost to a more intolerant age. Avoiding such dichotomies as East/West and modernity/tradition, this book provides a comparative analysis of contested versions of the concept of modernity. The book examines not only the "high" culture of scholars and the literati, but also popular music, the visual arts, and journalism. The contributors incorporate discussion of the way in which the business in both commodities and ideas was conducted in the increasingly cosmopolitan cities of the time. -- Publisher description
Imperial meridian : the British empire and the world, 1780-1830 by C. A Bayly( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of Africa, constitutes the central phase of British imperial history
Rulers, townsmen, and bazaars : north Indian society in the age of British expansion, 1770-1870 by C. A Bayly( Book )

44 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This path-breaking work on the social and economic history of colonial India traces the evolution of north Indian towns and merchant communities from the decline of Mughal dominion to the consolidation of British empire following the 1857 'mutiny'. C.A. Bayly analyses the response of the inhabitants of the Ganges Valley to the upheavals in the eighteenth century that paved the way for the incoming British. He shows how the colonial enterprise was built on an existing resilient network of towns, rural bazaars, and merchant communities; and how in turn, colonial trade and administration were moulded by indigenous forms of commerce and politics. This edition comes with a new introduction. This book is an important reading for students, scholars, and teachers of modern Indian history, economic history, and sociology
Forgotten wars : freedom and revolution in Southeast Asia by C. A Bayly( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In September 1945, after the fall of the atomic bomb -- and with it, the Japanese empire -- Asia was dominated by the British. Governing a vast crescent of land that stretched from India through Burma and down to Singapore, and with troops occupying the French and Dutch colonies in southern Vietnam and Indonesia, Britain's imperial might had never seemed stronger. Yet within a few violent years, British power in the region would crumble, and myriad independent nations would struggle into existence. Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper show how World War II never really ended in these ravaged Asian lands but instead continued in bloody civil wars, anti-colonial insurrections, and inter-communal massacres. These years became the most formative in modern Asian history, as Western imperialism vied with nascent nationalist and communist revolutionaries for political control"--Jacket
The Raj : India and the British, 1600-1947 by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peasant armed : the Indian revolt of 1857 by Eric Stokes( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributary empires in global history by Peter F Bang( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering volume comparing the great historical empires, such as the Roman, Mughal and Ottoman. Leading interdisciplinary thinkers study tributary empires from diverse perspectives, illuminating the importance of these earlier forms of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism
Science, technology, and medicine in colonial India by David Arnold( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an historical reinterpretation, the author considers the role of science, technology and medicine to provide a survey of recent scholarship and an original overview. He asserts the role of science in the making of colonial India and in the fashioning of Indian responses to British rule
Forgotten wars : the end of Britain's Asian Empire by C. A Bayly( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed with entertaining and disturbing stories and with new accounts of the disastrous British military takeovers of Java and Vietnam in 1945, this title shows how the mishandling of the latter led directly to the Vietnam War
Origins of nationality in South Asia : patriotism and ethical government in the making of modern India by C. A Bayly( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Professor Bayly considers the ideological and social antecedents of India's nationalist movements - all-India as well as regional - which emerged at the end of the nineteenth century." "This book, by a major historian of modern India, is indispensable for all who are interested in Indian history, culture and politics."--Jacket
An agrarian history of South Asia by David E Ludden( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia from medieval times to the present day. As a comparative synthesis of the literature on agrarian regimes in South Asia, this book will be a valuable student resource
Reappraisals in overseas history : essays on post-war historiography about European expansion( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering liberties : Indian thought in the age of liberalism and empire : the Wiles lectures given at the Queen's University of Belfast, 2007 by C. A Bayly( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading historians examines the great Indian liberal tradition, stretching from Rammohan Roy in the 1820s, through Dadabhai Naoroji in the 1880s to G. K. Gokhale in the 1900s. This powerful new study shows how the ideas of constitutional, and later 'communitarian' liberals influenced, but were also rejected by their opponents and successors, including Nehru, Gandhi, Indian socialists, radical democrats and proponents of Hindu nationalism. Equally, Recovering Liberties contributes to the rapidly developing field of global intellectual history, demonstrating that the ideas we associate with major Western thinkers – Mills, Comte, Spencer and Marx – were received and transformed by Indian intellectuals in the light of their own traditions to demand justice, racial equality and political representation. In doing so, Christopher Bayly throws fresh light on the nature and limitations of European political thought and re-examines the origins of Indian democracy
The local roots of Indian politics : Allahabad, 1880-1920 by C. A Bayly( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two colonial empires by C. A Bayly( Book )

18 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By C.A. Bayly and D.H.A. Kolff The papers published in this volume were originally presented at two meetings of the Cambridg~-Leiden group for the comparative study of colonial India and Indonesia he1d in June 1979 and September 1982. These meetings were jointly sponsored by the Centre for the History of European Expansion at Leiden and the Centre for South Asian Studies at Cambridge. The Cambridge Centre had been restricted to the study of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma and Nepal but had recently incorporated Southeast Asia into its area of interest; the Leiden Centre, which had encouraged comparative study from the beginning, necessarily found itself concentrating attention on Indonesias as the most important region of the former Dutch colonial empire. The meetings were intended to be exploratory, as much to alert the participants to work being done in the respective countries and to their different types of academic discourse as to compare 'India' and 'Indonesia'. Nor were the meetings intended to be exclusive. Scholars from several British and Netherlands Universities were involved from the beginning. More recently a wider series of conferences has been inaugurated. This brings scholars in India and Indonesia into a project wich seeks to develop the comparisons between the * two colonial societies on a more systematic basis
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Empire and information : intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870
The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914 : global connections and comparisonsIndian society and the making of the British EmpireForgotten armies : the fall of British Asia, 1941-1945Modernity and culture : from the Mediterranean to the Indian OceanImperial meridian : the British empire and the world, 1780-1830Rulers, townsmen, and bazaars : north Indian society in the age of British expansion, 1770-1870Forgotten wars : freedom and revolution in Southeast AsiaThe Raj : India and the British, 1600-1947
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