The Company Army and Rural Society: The Invalid Thanah 1780–1830

  title={The Company Army and Rural Society: The Invalid Thanah 1780–1830},
  author={Seema Alavi},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={147 - 178}
  • S. Alavi
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
Historians have generally explained the consolidation of Company power in terms of the superior fiscal base which it came to acquire in north India. Bayly argues that in the eighteenth century the ‘commercialisation of royal power’, begun under the Mughals, extended to meet the needs of military organization and growing bureaucratizationof the numerous small polities that succeeded the Mughals. He argues that in this perio Indian merchant capital was redeployed in the search for greater control… 
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