Rulers of India series

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The Rulers of India was a biographical book series edited by William Wilson Hunter and published from the Clarendon Press, Oxford. Hunter himself contributed the volumes on Dalhousie (1890)[1] and Mayo (1891)[2] to the series.

Background[edit]

William Hunter retired from his long career as a member of the Indian Civil Service in March 1887 and settled in Oxford, England. On 13 March 1889 Philip Lyttelton Gell, then Secretary to the Delegates of the Clarendon Press, wrote to Hunter about

a project which has been for some time under the consideration of the Delegates, to publish a series giving the salient features of Indian History in the Biographies of successive Generals and Administrators.[3]

Gell arranged the publication of the series by June 1889; with Hunter receiving £75 for each volume, and the author £25. Financial constraints forced the series to end at 28 volumes in spite of Hunter's disappointment about the same.[3]

Volumes[edit]

Volume Year Author Title References External scan
1 - Smith, VincentVincent Arthur Smith Asoka - -
2 - Lane-Poole, StanleyStanley Lane-Poole Babur - -
3 - Stephens, H. MorseH. Morse Stephens Albuquerque -
4 - Malleson, GeorgeGeorge Bruce Malleson Akbar [1]
5 - Lane-Poole, StanleyStanley Lane-Poole Aurangzeb - -
6 - Malleson, GeorgeGeorge Bruce Malleson Dupleix, JosephJoseph François Dupleix [1] -
7 - Malleson, GeorgeGeorge Bruce Malleson Clive, RobertLord Clive [4]
8 - Trotter, LionelLionel James Trotter Hastings, WarrenWarren Hastings [2] -
9 - Keene, HenryHenry George Keene Sindhia, Madhava RaoMadhava Rao Sindhia - -
10 - Seton-Karr, WalterWalter Scott Seton-Karr Cornwallis, CharlesThe Marquis of Cornwallis - -
11 - Bowring, LewinLewin Bentham Bowring Ali, HyderHyder Ali and Tipu Sultan - -
12 - Hutton, WilliamWilliam Holden Hutton Wellesley, RichardThe Marquess Wellesley [4][5] -
13 - George, JohnMajor Ross of Bladensburg Rawdon-Hastings, FrancisThe Marquess of Hastings - -
14 - Cotton, JamesJames Sutherland Cotton Elphinstone, MountstuartMountstuart Elphinstone [6] -
15 - Bradshaw, JohnJohn Bradshaw[7] Munro, ThomasSir Thomas Munro - -
16 - Ritchie, AnneAnne T. Ritchie and R. Evans Amherst, WilliamThe Earl Amherst - -
17 - Boulger, DemetriusDemetrius Charles Boulger Bentinck, WilliamLord William Bentinck - -
18 - Trotter, LionelLionel James Trotter Eden, GeorgeThe Earl of Auckland - -
19 - Hardinge, CharlesCharles Stewart Hardinge Hardinge, HenrySir Henry Hardinge - -
20 - Griffin, LepelLepel Griffin Singh, RanjitRanjit Singh - -
21 - Hunter, WilliamWilliam Wilson Hunter Broun-Ramsay, JamesThe Marquess of Dalhousie [1] -
22 - Temple, RichardRichard Temple Thomason, JamesJames Thomason - -
23 - Colvin, AucklandAuckland Colvin Colvin, JohnJohn Russell Colvin [8] -
24 - Innes, JamesJames John McLeod Innes Lawrence, HenrySir Henry Lawrence - -
25 - Burne, OwenOwen Tudor Burne Clyde and Strathnairn [9] -
26 - Cunningham, HenryHenry Stewart Cunningham Canning, CharlesThe Earl Canning - -
27 - Aitchison, CharlesCharles Umpherston Aitchison Lawrence, JohnLord Lawrence - -
28 - Hunter, WilliamWilliam Wilson Hunter Bourke, RichardThe Earl of Mayo [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d H. P. (1891). "Akbar (Rulers of India) by G. B. Malleson; Dupleix by G. B. Malleson; The Marquess of Dalhousie by William Wilson Hunter; Lord Lawrence, (English Men of Action) by Richard Temple". Revue Historique 47 (2): 387–393. JSTOR 40938228. 
  2. ^ a b c H. P. (1892). "Lord Clive, (English Men of Action) by Charles Wilson; Warren Hastings by Alfred Lyall; Warren Hastings, (Rulers of India) by L. J. Trotter; The Earl of Mayo by William Wilson Hunter". Revue Historique 48 (2): 387–400. JSTOR 40939452. 
  3. ^ a b (Chatterjee 2004, p. 65–102)
  4. ^ a b H. P. (1895). "Lord Clive, (Rulers of India) by G. B. Malleson; Lord Wellesley by W. H. Hutton; Land Revenue and Tenure in British India by B. H. Badenpowell". Revue Historique 59 (2): 404–408. JSTOR 40939319. 
  5. ^ Lane-Poole, S. (October 1894). "The Marquess Wellesley, K. G by W. H. Hutton". The English Historical Review 9 (36): 811–813. JSTOR 547604. 
  6. ^ "Rulers of India: Mountstuart Elphinstone by J. S. Cotton". The English Historical Review 7 (28): 813. October 1892. JSTOR 547455. 
  7. ^ Charles Edward Buckland (1906). Dictionary of Indian Biography. Swan Sonnenschein. p. 51. 
  8. ^ Hutton, W. H. (July 1895). "John Russell Colvin, the Last Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West under the Company by Auckland Colvin". The English Historical Review 10 (39): 604. JSTOR 547869. 
  9. ^ "Rulers of India: Clyde and Strathnairn by Owen Tudor Burne". The Journal of the Society of Arts 40 (2039): 123–124. December 18, 1891. JSTOR 41328306. 

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