Holden Furber; The English Utilitarians and India. By Eric Stokes. (New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. xvi, $), The American Historical Rev. OTHER REVIEWS. Jacobinism. He has also demonstrated the permanent damage to its prestige suffered by the upper house in when it became a. utilitarianism on Indian education: K. A. Ballhatchet suggests that it was exerted in India, not London, while Eric Stokes doubts that it was a significant factor even .

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Return to Book Page. If, therefore, the government of India would lessen the tendency to crime, which is manifested among its subjects to so extraordinary a degree, it must lessen the poverty which prevails among them to so extraordinary a degree. If the new British Empire were to be a dominion not over territory but over the emglish of the universe, it followed that it was more important to civilize than subdue.

He rejected the envlish put to him that the employment of Indians in the higher branches of the administration wopld tend to elevate the character of the people as a whole. Only by the powerful stimulus of competition woul’d India be aroused.

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Javed Majeed – Frank Thakurdas – – Vishal Publications. And it was brought to bear — it is this which makes Indian history important for the most insular of English historians — by its most distinguished representatives, James and John Stuart Mill, Bentham and Macaulay.

The spot has for me a certain charm, which I always strongly feel, but cannot easily describe. Light taxes and good laws; nothing more is wanting for national and individual prosperity all over the globe.


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Refresh and try again. Mahmut Cihat added it Aug 27, One has only to add Maine, Fitzjames Stephen, and Morley for later Indian history, to enumerate most of the important figures in the intellectual history of English liberalism in the nine- teenth century.

Mill proudly pointed to the kingdom that had been stokfs into his hands: The area of a state was to be divided into a number of districts, sub-districts, and smaller divisions, each area having an individual head. The simplicity is of course deceptive. He discusses James Mill’s influence as the London head of eriv Indian administration, Macaulay’s Benthamite reforms as Law Member, and Fitzjames Stephen’s significance in the passage of utilitarianism into imperialism.

Because of the close connexion of Crant and Teignmouth with the Company, the alliance of missionary and commercial opinion did -not occur in 1 8 n ut by the early eighteen-twenties these groups were rapidly fusing. The district judge was given the control of the police, and a status and salary superior to that of the collector. The English Utilitarians and India.

In its largest sense their solution was that of education. They will then cease to desire and stpkes at independence on the old Indian footing.

That check could not be applied by the people of India themselves; it had to be supplied by the submission of the Indian Government to the control of the British Parliament.

This was no less than the extent to which the ane arm of the State should be strengthened and expanded.


The English Utilitarians and India

Every man writes as much as he can, and quotes Montesquieu, and Hume, and Adam Smith, and speaks as if he were living irf a country where people were stoeks and governed themselves. The sword was to be exchanged for the pen, and the soldier-diplomat to give way before the administrator and judge. It IS true that by 1 8 1 c the Bengal system had established itself as the orthodox pattern of British rule, and was already loaded with the dead weight of a tradition.

Utilitariane did it draw off the influence of the Utilitarians.

Its connexion with India is par- ticularly intimate, because of Shore and Grant who on their return to England went to live as neighbours to Wil- berforce at Clapham, and, together with Zachary Macaulay, Henry Thornton, and John Venn, formed the Clapham Sect.

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Character was a product of environment, but of moral rather than physical environment. The attitude persisted when the considerations of expediency which had prompted it were no longer so strong. No trivia or quizzes yet.

And they sought to carry their aims by harnessing their cause to the most powerful political force of their time, the interests of British commerce. Its conception of the nature and exercise of political power sprang from Hobbes. The Doctrine of Rent and the Land Tax 81 2.