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History of British India Vol-3

Author: Mill & Wilson

The History of British India is a monumental work in which James Mill set out to display the history, character, religion, literature, arts, and laws of India, also explaining the influence of the Indian climate. He also aimed to locate the accumulated information on India within a wider theoretical framework.

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However, Mill goes on in this preface to say that his work is a “critical, or judging history”, encompassing singularly harsh judgements of Hindu customs and denouncements of a “backward” culture notable for superstition, ignorance, and the mistreatment of women.His work was influential in the eventual banning by the British of the Hindu tradition of a widow being forced to immolate herself after her husband’s death, known as Sati, in 1829.



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