Holden Furber; The English Utilitarians and India. By Eric Stokes. (New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. xvi, $), The American Historical Rev. OTHER REVIEWS. Jacobinism. He has also demonstrated the permanent damage to its prestige suffered by the upper house in when it became a. utilitarianism on Indian education: K. A. Ballhatchet suggests that it was exerted in India, not London, while Eric Stokes doubts that it was a significant factor even .

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Article PDF first page preview. Yet if the orbit of its activity had been circumscribed in this manner, the Evangelical utiliyarians would have had com- paratively little political importance.

Muhammad Yahya marked it as to-read Oct 02, This was no less than the extent to which the executive arm of the State should be strengthened and expanded. Similarly, if an appeal judge entirely re-heard ztokes case, again taking evidence of facts, he would not be conducting a proper appeal, which was to ensure that the law was correctly applied to certain facts, but would be repeating the original trial.

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The Company summoned an im- pressive array of witnesses before the Parliamentary Com- mittee in proof of this point, including Warren Hastings, Teignmouth, and Munro.

We wish to see a broad and clear line drawn between the judicious friends of practical reform and a sect which, having derived all its influence from erric countenance which they have imprudently bestowed upon it, hates them with the deadly hatred of ingratitude.

All refined worldly utiligarians was a snare for the soul, but certain elementary mental accom- plishments were necessary. Both nations are to nearly an equal degree tainted with the vices of insincerity; dissembling, treacherous, mendacious, to an excess which surpasses even the usual measure of uncultivated society. Evangelicalism and utili tarianism were movements of individualism, both seeking to liberate the individual from the slavery of tge and from the tyranny of noble and priest.


Trevor rated it liked it Aug 05, utiitarians Sign in via your Institution Sign in. This was the error of the Whig theory and of its leading exponent, Montesquieu. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The breach had been made, and the pressure of the Directors for patronage steadily widened it until the English element in the government of Bengal predominated. A board, or a bench of erci, was a screen. And while it might, provide an oracular authority for arguments against the Corn Laws and in favour of free trade, it seemed to take perverse delight in destroying those confident utklitarians won which the new middle-class optimism was founded.

The English Utilitarians And India

The Indian trade in itself had ceased to be of first importance after the Company won the command of the revenues of the Bengal territories in His antipathy towards landed aristocracy was not alone responsible for his attitude.

Mill claimed that the State could exact the full economic rent of the soil as land revenue, and that so. At nine I left him and thw to the trenches. Munro had certainly no notion that he was facilitating the com- mercialization of the land and the break-up of customary society, when he sought to give the Madras peasant a private-property right in his holding.

P, i83t-2, vol ix, p. To determine the rent of land in India was, as Mill readily admitted before the Parliamentary Committee of 1 8 3 1a formidable problem in actual practice. I have sought to show that the nature of these practical aims was deduced logically from their abstract theory, and that both fall into a system whose completeness is more obvious in Engish than in English history.

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The English Utilitarians and India

Hitherto it uti,itarians been confined in its operation to the form and methods of government. The great figure in the district, the true representative of the British system, was meant to be the District Judge and Magistrate ; it was he who was empowered to administer the impersonal law system of the Cornwallis Code of Regulations, even, if need be, against the collector himself in his official capacity.

According to them Cornwallis had the choice of consolidating British rule on the basis of the Mughal system or of adopting an entirely new and foreign foundation. The Company in India had become a purely military and administrative power, and in fact was only able to pay its way with the profits of its opium monopoly, which it used to finance the China tea trade. Yet, on the other hand, they were largely in agreement with certain aspects of the Utilitarian viewpoint. Once these latter were secured, all else followed.

You do not currently have access to insia article. To attempt to control government in the interests of the community by dividing its powers, and setting them as a mutual check against one another, was to frustrate its purposes.

The healing principle which should close the dangerous gulf was that of assimilation. Grant did not hold that Christianity could be implanted by an attack launched solely at the strongpoints of religious belief. Krupa marked it as to-read Jul 04,