The book authored by Amar Farooqui written at the fag end of his teaching career contains the filtered essence of earlier voluminous scholarship on various components and aspects of British consolidation in the Indian subcontinent. The filtered essence has been further fermented by recent historiographical debates on the subject, thus imparting the information and interpretation an unusual freshness. It is a work of synthesis and is presented through short and succinct chapters without diluting the complex causal connections and can be used by students and scholars both as a textbook and reference book. A reference book, more so, because of the lucidity of its rendition.
June 2023, volume 47, No 6