ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Constructing the Hindu Identity-European Moral and Intellectual Adventurism in 18th Century India

European Moral and Intellectual Adventurism in 18th Century India Sushil Srivastava By 1772, the East India Company officials had decided to do away with the facade of the Nawab's rule in Bengal and establish a strong centralized government of the Company which would protect the British interests, In order to secure the implicit obedience of the subject peoples to the 'new order ', the Company officials went about systematically highlighting the 'imagined' inequities the non-Muslims suffered under the Nawab. The judicial powers of the Nawab were the first casualty in the Company's scheme. In its place, the Company declared, it proposed to usher good government by introducing the standards of the British legal system, "tempered by a moderate attention to the brahmanical system of law".

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