The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power

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Illustrations
FIGURES
1The Holwell Monument at St. John's Church3
2Holwell's plan for his monument and inscription5
3Fort William in the Kingdom of Bengal, engraving by Jan Van Ryne, 17547
4Section of map of Old Fort William and the town of Calcutta, 1756–578
5Siraj-ud-daulah, from a contemporary portrait16
6John Zephania Holwell, platinotype print from painting, probably byjohan Zoffany, 176027
7A View of the Writers’ Building from the Monument at the West End, aquatint by James Baillie Fraser65
8Tipu's Tiger, carved wooden effigy containing an organ, captured 179994
9Lord and Lady Curzon after a Hunt, photograph by Deen Dayal, 1902100
10Plan of Fort William and the Black Town, by Lafitte de Brassier, 1779109
11Copy of Samācār candrikā, 1831131
12Rammohun Roy, oil on canvas, by Rembrandt Peale, 1833142
13Government House before 1870, photograph186
14An area of European habitation in South Calcutta, 1825, from a map by J. A. Schalch226
15A section of North Calcutta inhabited by Indians, from a map by the Survey of India, 1887–94227
16Nabinchandra Sen, photograph233
17Akshaykumar Maitreya, photograph243
18Surendranath (Dani) Ghosh in title role in Sirajaddaula, 1905, photograph251
19Snuffbox belonging to Warren Hastings with portrait of Mrs. Carey265
20Site of Black Hole267
21Arrival of Lord Hardinge as viceroy in Dalhousie Square, November 1910268
22The Hanging of Khudiram, chromolithograph, c. 1940288
23Advertisement for football294

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter One - Outrage in Calcutta 1
  • Chapter Two - A Secret Veil 33
  • Chapter Three - Tipu's Tiger 67
  • Chapter Four - Liberty of the Subject 104
  • Chapter Five - Equality of Subjects 134
  • Chapter Six - For the Happiness of Mankind 159
  • Chapter Seven - The Pedagogy of Violence 185
  • Chapter Eight - The Pedagogy of Culture 222
  • Chapter Nine - Bombs, Sovereignty, and Football 264
  • Chapter Ten - The Death and Everlasting Life of Empire 311
  • Notes 347
  • References 387
  • Index 409
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