Making History -Volume II - Karnataka's People and their Past , Stone age to Mercantilism - Colonial Shock , Armed Struggle ( 1800 - 1857 )
This book outlines the development of Karnataka history from the time of British conquest of Karnataka in 1799 till the war of Independence in 1857.
On what basis did the British partition Karnataka?
What was the content of the Subsidiary Treaties the British signed with different kings ? How did the British consolidate their rule without upsetting the social order of feudalism?
Why did the local landlords support British rule?
Did the british check or did they contribute to caste oppression ?What was the nature of the new state the British established ?
What was the impact of British colonialism on the broad masses ?What was the political response of the masses of Karnataka to British domination ? How and why did the people conduct armed struggle to fight the British ?What was the political thrust of the peasant insurgencies that shook Karnataka during the period ?
Did Karnataka really show up prospects for a bourgeoisie democratic revolution ?
Based on a wide range of primary and secondary sources this book makes an analytical narrative of the development of Karnataka history from the time of British conquest of Karnatka in 1799 till the War of Independence in 1857.
Contrary to biased history writing,it makes a comprehensive
and objective presentation of the people's history of
Karnataka, adopting the methodology of Historical Materialism.
This book is a sequel to the first volume,which traced Karnataka
history from the first signs of human
habitation till the time of British conquest.
The third volume is to explore into the impact of British
colonialism on Karnatka from 1858 to 1947.(Which ma