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The Resource Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan, Alexander Charles Baillie

Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan, Alexander Charles Baillie

Label
Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan
Title
Call of empire
Title remainder
from the Highlands to Hindostan
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Charles Baillie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baillie, Alexander Charles
Dewey number
954.02/9
Index
index present
LC call number
DS465
LC item number
.B35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East India Company
  • Bailey family
  • British
  • British
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • Bailey family
  • East India Company
  • HISTORY
  • British
  • British colonies
  • Economic history
  • Ethnic relations
  • India
Label
Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan, Alexander Charles Baillie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
991530783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773552067
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vtgb7d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991530783
Label
Call of empire : from the Highlands to Hindostan, Alexander Charles Baillie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
991530783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773552067
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vtgb7d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)991530783

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