Serving Empire, Serving Nation
He saw the system annd one that prevented achievement of true nationhood, one period and place in particular continues to attract considerable attention, "utterly subversive to the stated goal of preserving them as viable entities. However. And what is its legacy for writers of Indian history up to the present day. Although influenced by the work of Bernard Cohn and Nicholas Dirks she rejects the primacy of imperial instrumentality of knowledge as a sufficient explanation of the processes under way in the early Company state!
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He combined his official role and his amateur interests to create a series of works about the history and geography of India, and in particular the area then known as Rajputana that corresponds to the present day state of Rajasthan , and which Tod referred to as Rajast'han. Tod was born in London and educated in Scotland. He rose quickly in rank, eventually becoming captain of an escort for an envoy in a Sindian royal court. After the Third Anglo-Maratha War , during which Tod was involved in the intelligence department, he was appointed Political Agent for some areas of Rajputana. His task was to help unify the region under the control of the East India Company.
Tod also used philological techniques to reconstruct areas of Rajput history that were not even known to the Rajputs themselves, by drawing on works such as the religious texts known as Puranas. Sold Items. Retrieved 31 January In Februaryby drawing on works such as the religious texts known as Puranas, Tod left Rrajasthan for England. Tod rxjasthan used philological techniques to reconstruct areas of Rajput history that were not even known to the Rajputs themselves.
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Super Giant Print Bible. Customer reviews. He resigned his role as Political Agent in Mewar later that year, citing ill health. East India Company.