Sailing the British Empire : The Voyages of The Clarence, 1858-73Main MenuSailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73IntroductionThe Crew / AcknowledgmentsThe Provenance of Watson's LogAdditional Sources: Logs, Crew Lists, DiariesInside Lloyd's Register"Green's Celebrated Service"Details on owner of the ship at the time of our voyage, Richard Green.The Master Builder: William PileThe Master: Joseph Watson's BiographyA Mate's ProgressThe Career of Henry Berridge, First Mate of the ClarenceThe Crew of the Clarence in 1864An annotated crew listThe 18th HussarsThe Clarence and the Cyclone of 1864Origins of Indian Emigrants Aboard The ClarenceThe Surgeon-SuperintendantWages of indentured labourers in Demerara (1870-1900)The Clarence Sails to AustraliaMutiny! Violence and Resistance Aboard "Coolie Ships"Cholera: The Killer from CalcuttaSTSC 077, Fall 2015 First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvaniab33a025deaa7595ed0079bfc9b77ea3cb14b8d08STSC 077, The University of Pennsylvania, fall 2015
The British Raj
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12016-02-16T14:25:22-08:00The British in India1plain2016-02-16T14:25:22-08:00 To contextualize the arrival of the 18th Hussars in India, it helps to understand the role of the British Raj (the name given to the period of British power in India). The East India Company (EIC) established itself in India in the early 1600s, eventually becoming the dominant power of the subcontinent. The EIC managed India as an independent entity for years before the Regulation Act of 1773 and the India Act of 1784 brought the EIC under the British government’s control. This change was triggered by some public failures on the part of the EIC, such as its mismanagement of its territories in Bengal, which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of locals. Such actions by the EIC began to foster a stereotype of Europeans as corrupt and greedy. Image was everything to the British, as they relied on a positive representation of themselves in the eyes of the Indians to support their philosophy of racial superiority over them. This idea of image was necessary for the British to be seen as a pucca-sahib, a term meaning "powerful protector". This philosophy of pucca-sahib was supported by such policies as that of restricting the immigration of civilian Europeans into India that might not live up to the British standard. The military in India throughout this time consisted of the private units of the East India Company and units of the British Army. Both employed a policy known as hybridity, with units of either all Indian or all European soldiers, with a higher ratio of Indian units to European units.
Sources: 1. Fischer-Tiné, Harald. Low and Licentious Europeans: Race, Class, and "White Subalternity" in Colonial India. New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2009. Print.