British India

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Scope of FIBIS' Interest

The main focus of FIBIS activities is the ‘sub-continent’ of India but we are also interested in all areas and activities of the British in South Asia including the following between the founding of the East India Company in 1599 to Indian Independence in 1947:

Also included are the activities of the East India Company in London and St. Helena.

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Historical online books

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History of India

Some general histories available as online books. Please note the dates that these have been written in order to be aware that some of the content may be outdated or incompatible with modern sensibilities.

The View of Hindoostan. Volume II Eastern Hindoostan Contents, Index. Part of the same digital file. Also available Volume II Heidelberg University Library version.
  • Volume 1 From the earliest times to the sixth century B.C., by R.C. Dutt.
  • Volume 2 From the sixth century B.C. to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by V.A. Smith.
  • Volume 3 Mediaeval India from the Mohammedan conquest to the reign of Akbar the Great, by S. Lane-Poole.
  • Volume 4 From the reign of Akbar the Great to the fall of the Moghul empire, by S. Lane-Poole
  • Volume 5 The Mohammedan period as described by its own historians, by Sir H.M. Elliot.
  • Volume 6 From the first European settlements to the founding of the English East India company, by Sir W.W. Hunter
  • Volume 7 The European struggle for Indian supremacy in the seventeenth century, by Sir W.W. Hunter.
  • Volume 8 From the close of the seventeenth century to the present time, by Sir A.C. Lyall.
  • Volume 9 Historic accounts of India by foreign travellers, classic, oriental, and occidental, by A.V.W. Jackson
The Economic History of India in the Victorian Age: From the Accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.... Original title was India in the Victorian Age; an Economic History of the People 1904 edition, 3rd edition 1908
[Volume 1] The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province and Kashmir by Sir James Douie 1916. [Volume 2] Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, Sikkim by L S S O’Malley 1917. [Volume 3] The Madras Presidency with Mysore, Coorg and the Associated States by Edgar Thurston 1913. [Volume 4] Burma by Sir Herbert Thirkell White 1923
Sedition Committee 1918 Appendices Pdf download, Digital Library of India. version.
Report on the Administration of India for the year 1916-17 Pdf download Digital Repository of GIPE-Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics [Pune India].
India in 1922-23 (1923), Contents, Index; India in 1923-24 (1924), Contents, Index; India in 1925-26 (1926) Contents, Index; India in 1930-1931 (1932), Contents, Index.
The following books on may require either a DjVu or Torrent (BitTorrent) plug-in: India in 1917-18; India in 1934-35
The following are available as pdf downloads, Digital Library of India, with mirror versions on 1917-18, 1917-18; 1919, 1919; 1920, 1920; 1921-22; 1921-22; 1924-25, 1924-25, 1926-27, 1926-27; 1927-28, 1927-28; 1928-29, 1928-29; 1929-30, 1929-30; 1931-32, 1931-32; 1932-33, 1932-33; 1933-34, 1933-34; 1934-35, 1934-35. Additional files are also available for these years.
  • The Indian Recorder was intended to be a reference book for the period., including Digital Library of India Collection.
April-June 1932; July-September,1932; October-December,1932; January- March 1933.
Years Of Destiny India 1926-1932 by J C Coatman 1932. Reprinted in 1985 as India The Years Of Struggle For Freedom. version
The Indian Riddle by John Coatman 1932. version. Full title: The Indian Riddle: a Solution Suggested
India The Road To Self Government by John Coatman 1942. version. Initial links are pdf downloads, Digital Library of India.