“History of India 1707-1857” by Lakshmi Subramanian is a book that covers the period of Indian history from the decline of the Mughal Empire to the start of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the First War of Indian Independence.
The book explores the social, cultural, economic, and political changes that took place during this period, including the rise of British power in India and the impact of colonialism on Indian society. It covers key events such as the Battle of Plassey, which marked the beginning of British rule in India, the reforms of Warren Hastings, and the Revolt of 1857.
Subramanian examines the ways in which British colonial rule affected various aspects of Indian life, from the economy and social relations to religious and cultural practices. The book also looks at the resistance movements that arose during this period, including the Wahhabi movement, the Maratha wars, and the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The author provides a nuanced and detailed analysis of this complex and turbulent period of Indian history, drawing on a wide range of sources and perspectives. “History of India 1707-1857” is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of India, the impact of colonialism, and the struggle for independence.