This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.
"This superbly written study of a portentous incident in midnineteenth-century Bengal is a welcome addition to the meager store of competent monographs in modern Indian history. . . . Professor Kling ably analyzes the interaction of political, economic, and social change within a changing administrative framework."—Journal of Asian Studies