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This chapter focuses on the critical reception of the Annals, over time, in British social, political and literary circles from mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century. It begins with the impact of the text upon its initial publication in London in 1829/32. The Annals was a politically important element in an imperial system that was still in the process of consolidation. The chapter then moves forward half a century, to a period of political decline, but great literary impact for the Annals. Reviews of the Annals in both the Asiatic Journal and the Oriental Herald attested to the social and political situation in their emphases on the political relevance and ramifications of Tod's work. The Indian Antiquary ran a one-page review of Annals. One of the more widely available versions of the Annals is the one edited, introduced and annotated by William Crooke, published in 1920.

Keywords: Annals; Asiatic Journal; Indian Antiquary; Oriental Herald; William Crooke

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