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Author Kent, Eddy, 1978- author

Title Corporate character : representing imperial power in British India, 1786-1901 / Eddy Kent
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface: The 8,000 Mile Screwdriver -- Introduction: Empire's Corporate Culture -- 1. Corruption and the Corporation: The Impeachment of Warren Hastings -- 2. How the Civil Service Got its Name: India as a Noble Profession -- 3. Representing Working Conditions in Company India -- 4. Corporate Culture in Post-Company India -- 5. Unmaking a Company Man: Rudyard Kipling's Kim -- Conclusion: Out of India
Summary Eddy Kent examines novels, short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, private correspondence, and parliamentary speeches related to the East India Company and the Indian Civil Service to explain the origins of the imperial ethos of "virtuous service."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-212) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject East India Company -- History.
Corporate culture -- Great Britain -- History.
Corporate culture -- India -- History.
India -- Civilization -- British influences.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
India -- Politics and government -- 1765-1947.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442617012 (electronic bk.)
9781442617018 (electronic bk.)