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Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay

by Jesse S. Palsetia | 01 December 2015
Category: General History
Synopsis
This book details the life and public career of one of Indias legendary individualsJamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the first Indian knight and baronet. Born of humble origins, he went from collecting and selling empty bottles to building a business empire through the nineteenth-century China Trade. Hailed as one of Indias greatest philanthropists of the colonial era, Jejeebhoy utilized his wealth for copious charity for the people of Bombay and western India. But he was also an ambitious and canny actor within the colonial framework, whose ambitions went beyond altruistic desires to benefit society. Jejeebhoy belonged to the collaborationist class that emerged under early colonialism. This classwhich also included prominent figures like Dwarkanath Tagore, the merchant prince from Bengalserved as an important medium between the imperial and Indian cultures. However, the limits of collaboration for Indians were evidentJejeebhoy faced many bureaucratic and cultural obstacles in his encounters with the imperial order. His efforts to promote himself and indigenous capabilities bear testimony to Indian ingenuity under the colonial regime.
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Synopsis
This book details the life and public career of one of Indias legendary individualsJamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the first Indian knight and baronet. Born of humble origins, he went from collecting and selling empty bottles to building a business empire through the nineteenth-century China Trade. Hailed as one of Indias greatest philanthropists of the colonial era, Jejeebhoy utilized his wealth for copious charity for the people of Bombay and western India. But he was also an ambitious and canny actor within the colonial framework, whose ambitions went beyond altruistic desires to benefit society. Jejeebhoy belonged to the collaborationist class that emerged under early colonialism. This classwhich also included prominent figures like Dwarkanath Tagore, the merchant prince from Bengalserved as an important medium between the imperial and Indian cultures. However, the limits of collaboration for Indians were evidentJejeebhoy faced many bureaucratic and cultural obstacles in his encounters with the imperial order. His efforts to promote himself and indigenous capabilities bear testimony to Indian ingenuity under the colonial regime.
€39.19
117 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days (Delivery may be delayed during Christmas season)
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780199459216
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 01/12/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, History Middle East & Asian History, All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 232
Weight - 416
Edition - First edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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