Statemaking and Territory in South Asia: Lessons from the Anglo–Gorkha War (1814–1816)
“Statemaking and Territory in South Asia: Lessons from the Anglo–Gorkha War (1814–1816)” seeks to understand how European colonization transformed the organization of territory in South Asia through an examination of the territorial disputes that underlay the Anglo–Gorkha War of 1814–1816 and subsequent efforts of the colonial state to reorder its territories. The volume argues that these disputes arose out of older tribute, taxation and property relationships that left their territories perpetually intermixed and with ill-defined boundaries. It also seeks to describe the long-drawn-out process of territorial reordering undertaken by the British in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that set the stage for the creation of a clearly defined geographical template for the modern state in South Asia.
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Statemaking Cultures of Governance and the AngloGorkha War of 18141816
The Agrarian Environment and the Production of Space on the AngloGorkha Frontier
The ChamparanTarriani Frontier
The GorakhpurButwal Frontier
The Disjointed Spaces of Precolonial Territorial Divisions
Maps Surveys and Boundaries
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