Maurizio Griffo

Tocqueville and India

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Keywords: Tocqueville, India, colonialism, comparative approach, history

Between 1840 and 1843 Tocqueville planned to write a book on colonial India, that is, on the British conquest and on the way in which the British administered the subcontinent. The project was abandoned but the materials collected on that occasion make us appreciate live, so to speak, his working method, based on a historical and comparative approach, driven by a precise political purpose.

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