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The Ruling Caste

Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj

by David Gilmour

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asia - India & South Asia,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • World - Colonial Studies,
  • History / India,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9591108M
    ISBN 100374530807
    ISBN 109780374530808

      In "The Ruling Caste," David Gilmour takes a close look at this band of emissaries and the administrative machinery that made it possible for so few to rule so many. How The Ruling Caste Played Gilmour’s previous book on the Raj was a definitive portrait of the Indian Civil Ser­vice, dubbed “heaven-born” for their brilliance and incorruptibility.

      The truth is, Mars is already well-populated, and most colonists are slaves, trapped in the pitiless grasp of the ruling Gold caste. By focusing on the experiences of the colonized population, Brown puts a new twist on some familiar Golden-Age science fiction tropes about colonialism/5(K). The ruling class of the Eubians are engineered to derive pleasure from the pain of others and the Skolian empaths are their most desired victims. Decent world building, decent story, decent book. I stars/5.

    India's caste system is slowly being replaced by a system marked by social class In some societies, closely related members of the ruling class and the upper class marry to preserve their power and wealth within their families.   Court ruling challenges India's caste system A landmark legal ruling which granted India's downtrodden 'untouchables' the right to defend their reputations has been hailed as a symbolic victory.


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My book club chose to read Gilmour's "The Ruling Caste" and we all struggled to get through it. It's The Ruling Caste book fact-filled and interesting--but not entirely readable--work that has the unmistakable stamp of thorough scholarship which must be appreciated/5(34).

The Ruling Caste book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A sparkling, provocative history of the English in South Asia duri /5. The Ruling Caste is the best book yet on the real trials and triumphs of an imperial ruling class; on the dangerous temptations that an empire's power encourages; on relations between governor and governed, between European and Asian.

No one interested in politics and social history can afford to miss this by: “The Ruling Caste paints an arresting and richly detailed portrait of how the British ruled 19th-century India [This book] is the most thorough study imaginable of the careers of the 'Civilians,' from recruitment to retirementCited by: The Ruling Caste is the best book yet on the real trials and triumphs of an imperial ruling class; on the dangerous temptations that an empire's power encourages; on relations between governor and governed, between European and Asian.

No one interested in politics and social history can afford to miss this book. —A.J. Sherman, The New York Times Book Review “The Ruling Caste paints an arresting and richly detailed portrait of how the British ruled 19th-century India [This book] is the most thorough study imaginable of the careers of the 'Civilians,' from recruitment to retirement Gilmour is a serious : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Buy a cheap copy of The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the book by David Gilmour. A sparkling, provocative history of the English in South Asia during Queen Victoria's reignBetween andless thanBritons at any one time managed Free shipping over $Cited by: The Ruling Caste is the best book yet on the real trials and triumphs of an imperial ruling class; on the dangerous temptations that an empire's power encourages; on relations between governor and governed, between European and Asian.

No one interested in politics and social history can afford to miss this book.4/5(1). She calls her book a spiritual memoir, though “spiritual” is a word—“faith,” “magic,” and “religion” are others—that she never stops to define.

Given her central place in the upper reaches of Washington’s ruling class over the last half-century, we are entitled to read the book. 'The Ruling Caste' By David Gilmour.

The most important was the publication in of Edward Said's Orientalism, a hugely influential book that spawned legions of disciples, in India and. THE RULING CASTE. Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj.

AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Wide-ranging study of the handful of British civil servants who ruled the million people of 19th-century South Asia, and who left “their impress as Rome did hers on Western Europe.

Running title: Position of the ruling caste in ancient India. "First published, " Description: pages 22 cm: Other Titles: Position of the ruling caste in ancient India: Responsibility: by Edward W.

Hopkins. Get this from a library. The ruling caste: imperial lives in the Victorian Raj. [David Gilmour] -- David Gilmour describes for the first time the complete, vast and vivid panorama of the Queen Empress's Raj.

He is also the author of highly acclaimed work of contemporary history on Spain and the. To order Children of the Raj for £18, The Ruling Caste for £23, or Sahib for £18, all with free UK p&p, call Guardian book service on Topics BooksAuthor: Geoffrey Moorhouse. "The Ruling Caste is a joy to read, and probably the best-written and most thoroughly researched social history of the Victorian British in India." --William Dalrymple, The New York Review of Books "A stylish and engaging writer." --William Grimes, The New York Times "The Ruling Caste is a most rewarding read.

It is authoritative, based on over /5(27). The Ruling Caste by David Gilmour,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Table of Contents [Created: January 7, ] [Revised. February 6, ] Note: This is a work in section currently contains 68 items by 50 authors. Introduction. This Anthology of longer pieces can be read alongside the collection of shorter quotes about Class; Origin Of Government; Presidents, Kings, Tyrants, & Despots; and The State.'; as well as the more comprehensive OLL.

Marvellous picture of how British India was run. Detailed, fabulously well researched, thorough and endlessly enjoyable. Whatever one's views on the role of the British in India - and of colonialism generally - this book paints a vivid picture of an exceptional administrative service, a 'Ruling Caste', made up largely of very dedicated and hard-working men, that was in many ways benign and /5(23).

"Despite the fact that the OBCs constitute the largest chunk of the Indian society, they are the single most neglected social-constitutional category. This is the first book that attempts to empirically answer crucial questions about their present status and treatment of the OBC problematic by different fractions of the ruling coalition.

It is divided into four parts. “Based on stunningly exhaustive research in official archives and family papers, and written with tremendous wit, style and sense of pace, Gilmour's book is a masterful account of British life in India.

If you have ever wondered what it would have been like to run the Raj, The Ruling Caste has all the answers.” Dominic Sandbrook, Scotsman. Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t12p0gc47 Ocr language not currently OCRable Ppi Scanner.Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH City New York Containerid_2 X Donor belvederetiburonlibraryPages: Sons and daughters of civil servants perpetuated the “ruling caste.” After the social hour, the men had naps until the cooler airs of evening came on, when they might hunt or ride again.

Evenings were spent at the club, exclusive enclaves where the people they served served them, and more romantic intrigues were set in motion.