East India Company to Independence
Chandrika Kaul
THE LION AND THE TIGER: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH RAJ, 1600-1947 by Denis Judd Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2006, 200 pp., 345
July 2006, volume 30, No 7

This is a short book on a very long and tumultuous period of Indian history and Judd is ambitious in tracing the rise and fall of the East India Company rule and the subsequent British Raj in this summary fashion. However, this concise account is written in the best traditions of popular history and is aimed, one would surmise, primarily at the general reader rather than an academic audience per se. But while there are no novel interpretations or new data presented, it nevertheless has much to commend it.

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