Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors
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Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 138
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ISBN-10 : 9781781597552
ISBN-13 : 1781597553
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Book Synopsis Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors by : Emma Jolly

Download or read book Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors written by Emma Jolly and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2012-04-19 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces the reader to the range of historical records that can be consulted in order to throw light on the experience of individuals who were connected to India over the centuries of British involvement in the country.Emma Jolly looks at every aspect of British Indian history and at all the relevant resources. She explains the information held in the British Library India Office Records and The National Archives. She also covers the records of the armed forces, the civil service and the railways, as well as religious and probate records, and other sources available for researchers. At the same time, she provides a concise and vivid social history of the British in India: from the early days of the East India Company, through the Mutiny and the imposition of direct British rule in the mid-nineteenth century, to the independence movement and the last days of the Raj. Her book will help family historians put their research into an historical perspective, giving them a better understanding of the part their ancestors played in India in the past.

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