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by Macauley, Thomas Babington

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TitleLord Clive
Author / Responsible partyMacauley, Thomas Babington
TopicsHistory. Clive, Robert Clive, -- Baron, -- 1725-1774. Statesmen -- India. Statesmen.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Robert Clive was, in Macaulay’s view, the real founder of British power in India. Macaulay himself served on the Governor’s Council in India from 1834 to 1838, working on legal and educational changes in that country. In his view, the establishment of British control and influence in India was part of a great civilizing mission, helping to rid India of its backwardness, superstitions, and corruption by replacing them with an advanced English culture, scientific and literary. That view comes through very clearly both in this essay and that of his on Warren Hastings as well. Needless to say many Indians have and have had a rather different outlook.

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System control numberS15920
Original Print PublisherLondon : Cassell and Company, [1843]
NarratorNicholas Clifford.
Narrator NameNicholas Clifford.
Participant or performer noteNicholas Clifford.
Narrators GenderMale narrator