Edmund Burke and India: Political Morality and Empire

Frederick G. Whelan. Edmund Burke and India: Political Morality and Empire (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997).

From the publisher:

Edmund Burke and India is the first thorough treatment of Burke’s views on India, even though the affairs of the British Indian empire occupied more of Burke’s attention – and occupy more space among his writings and speeches – than any of the other causes to which he devoted himself during his long public career. Relating Burke’s views on India to ideas expressed in his other writings, Whelan offers a comprehensive assessment of Burke’s political theory as a whole. Burke appears here as one of the few classic political thinkers in the Western canon to have made a serious and sustained effort to understand a non-European society and culture.