The East India Company: a history. by Brian Gardner

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Published by McCall Pub. Co. in New York .

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  • East India Company -- History.,
  • India -- History -- 18th century.,
  • India -- History -- 19th century.

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Bibliography: p. 13-14.

Book details

LC ClassificationsDS465 .G34 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination319 p.
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5452189M
ISBN 100841501246
LC Control Number73154262

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During the early Qing dynasty, policies towards foreign trade fluctuated significantly andAuthor: Jason A Karsh. and the genocide has been considered to be among the deadliest massacres in Indian history.

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