Vol.1: Lord Lawrence: and the reconstruction of India under the British Rule/Sir Charles Aitchison: 1. Introduction; 2. The district officer; 3. Commissioner and chief commissioner; 4. A non-regulation province; 5. The mutiny; 6. The mutiny (continued); 7. From chief commissioner to viceroy: the viceroyalty; 8. Frontier and feudatory affairs; 9. Agrarian affairs; 10. Famine, public works, finance; 11. Foreign affairs: Afghanistan; 12. The end.
Vol.2: Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan: and the Struggle with the Muslim Powers of the South/Lewin B. Bowring: Haidar Ali: 1. Introductory, Haidar Ali's ancestors. The Mysore dynasty; 2. Haidar rises into notice - Contest for supremacy in southern India; 3. The Peshwa invades Mysore; 4. Haidar assumes the control of affairs: conquest of Bednur; 5. The Marathas invade Mysore a second time; 6. Conquest of Malabar; 7. The Marathas again attack Mysore; 8. The Nizam joins Haidar Ali, who attacks the English: war from 1767 to 1769; 9. The Marathas invade Mysore a fourth time; 10. Conquest of Coorg; 11. Negotiations with Raghuba. Death of Mysore Raja. Capture of Bellary and Gutti. Attitude of the Poona ministry; 12. Siege of Chitaldrug. Operations against the Marathas. Reduction of Chitaldrug; 13. Annexation of Kadapa. Haidar's draconian rule. Royal marriages; 14. Combination of the Marathas and the Nizam with Haidar against the English. Fruitless negotiations; 15. Haidar declares war against the English. His invasion of Madras territory, and military operations up to his death; 16. Haidar's character and administration; Tipu Sultan: 1. Tipu's accession to the throne; 2. Capture of Bednur by general Matthews: its recovery by Tipu; 3. Siege of Mangalore: Tipu's cruelties; 4. Colonel Fullarton's military operations; 5. Campaign against the Marathas; 6. Tipu's reforms in Malabar. Embassies to Europe; 7. Invasion of Travancore; 8. Lord Cornwallis declares war. Want of success of general Medows. Siege of Bangalore. Attack upon Seringapatam; 9. Military operations of the Marathas and the Nizam; 10. Capture of Nandidrug. Disaster at Coimbatore. Storming of Savandrug. First siege of Seringapatam; 11. Tipu's secret machinations; 12. Lord Mornington assumes the office of Governor-General: his correspondence with Tipu; 13. Lord Mornington declares war against Tipu. Final siege of Seringapatam. The sultan's death; 14. Tipu's character and administration. His fanaticism and cruelty.
Vol.3: Clyde and Strathnairn/Sir Owen Tudor Burne: 1. Introduction; 2. The outbreak; 3. The situation; 4. The northern operations to the relief of Lucknow; 5. The northern operations (continued) to the reduction of Oudh; 6. The southern operations to the fall of Jhansi; 7. The southern operations (continued) to the recapture of Gwalior; 8. Reconstruction; 9. Conclusion.
Vol.4: Earl Canning/H. S. Cunningham: 1. The argument; 2. Biographical; 3. The India which Lord Canning found; 4. The native army; 5. Mutiny; 6. Conquest; 7. Lord Canning's assailants; 8. Pacification; 9. Reconstruction; 10. Finance; 11. Last days.
Vol.5: The Earl of Mayo/Sir William Wilson Hunter: 1. Introduction; 2. The man; 3. The actual process of viceregal government; 4. Lord Mayo's dealings with the feudatory states; 5. Lord Mayo's foreign policy; 6. Lord Mayo's financial reforms; 7. Lord Mayo's military policy; 8. Lord Mayo's internal administration; 9. The end.
Vol.6: Akbar: and the Rise of the Mughal Empire/G. B. Malleson: 1. The argument; 2. The family and early days of Babar; 3. Babar conquers Kabul; 4. Babar's invasions of India; 5. The position of Babar in Hindustan; 6. Humayun and the early days of Akbar; 7. Humayun invades India. His death; 8. Akbar's fight for his father's throne; 9. General condition of India in the middle of the sixteenth century; 10. The tutelage under Bairam Khan; 11. Chronicle of the reign; 12. The principles and internal administration of Akbar.
Vol.7: Lord Clive/G. B. Malleson: 1. Early years; 2. Southern India in 1744; 3. How the war in the Karnatik affected the French and English settlements; 4. How the fortunes of Robert Clive were affected by the hostilities between the French and English in southern India; 5. Clive decides for the career of a soldier; 6. The first year of soldiering at Trichinopoli and Arcot; 7. 'The swell and dash of a mighty wave'; 8. Clive in England; and in Bengal; 9. The battle of Plassey; 10. How Clive dealt with the spoils of Plassey: his dealings with Mir Jafar; with the princes of southern India; with the Dutch; 11. The second visit of Clive to England; 12. The reign of misrule in Bengal; 13. The purifying of Bengal.
Vol.8: Dupleix/G. B. Malleson: 1. Introductory; 2. The system of Dupleix; 3. The first blow for predominance; 4. The flaw in the machine; 5. The English besiege Pondichery; 6. The zenith of his success; 7. The English are roused to action; 8. Robert Clive; 9. A great man wrestling with fortune; 10. Too heavily handicapped; 11. The fall of Depleix; 12. The final collapse.
Vol.9: Lord Amherst: and the British Advance Eastward to Burma/Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Richardson Evans: 1. Family, early career and embassy to China; 2. Governor-General of India; 3. Arrival in India and social life at Calcutta; 4. The Burmese war: the capture of Rangoon; 5. The Burmese war: the defence of Rangoon and conquest of Arakan; 6. The Burmese war: advance on Prome and Ava, and conclusion of the war; 7. The capture of Bhartpur; 8. The mutiny at Barrackpur; 9. The English in India during Lord Amherst's Governor-Generalship; 10. Tour in the upper provinces; 11. Visits to Delhi and Simla, and return to England.
Vol.10: Asoka: the Buddhit Emperor of India/Vincent A. Smith: 1. The history of Asoka: chronology of the Maurya period; 2. Extent and administration of the empire; 3. The monuments; 4. The rock inscriptions; 5. The cave and pillar inscriptions; 6. The Ceylonese legend of Asoka; 7. The Indian legends of Asoka.
Vol.11: Albuquerque/H. Morse Stephens: Preface; 1. List of viceroys and governors of Portuguese India, 1505-1580; 2. The predecessors of Albuquerque; 3. The early career of Albuquerque. The rule of Albuquerque:-; 4. The conquest of Goa; 5. The conquest of Malacca and relief of Goa; 6. The expedition to the red sea and conquest of Ormuz; 7. His internal policy. The successors of Albuquerque:-; 8. Nuno Da Cunha and Dom Joao De Castro; 9. Dom Constantino De Braganza and Dom Luis De Athaide.
Vol.12: Warren Hastings/L. J. Trotter: 1. 1732-1761. From Churchill to Calcutta; 2. 1761-1769. Chequered fortunes; 3. 1769-1772. The English in Madras; 4. 1772-1774. The new order in Bengal; 5. 1772-1774. The Rohilla war; 6. 1773-1775. The regulating act; 7. 1775-1777. Hastings Agonistes; 8. 1776-1778. Rout of Philip Francis; 9. 1778-1784. The saviour of India; 10. 1779-1781. The council and the Supreme Court; 11. 1781-1783. Benares and Oudh; 12. 1781-1785. The crowning of a great career; 13. 1785-1818. Hastings in England.
Vol.13: John Russell Colvin: The Last Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West under the company: 1. Introductory; 2. Summary of Mr. Colvin's Career; 3. Early years; 4. Private secretary to Lord Auckland, 1836-38; 5. Private secretary to Lord Auckland, 1838-42; 6. Furlough: Nepal: Maulmain: Sadar Court, Calcutta, 1842-53; 7. Lieutenant-Governor, North-west provinces, 1853-57; 8. The mutinies: death, 1857.
Vol.14: Madhava Rao Sindhia and the Hindu reconquest of India: Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Sindhia at Panipat; 3. From the restoration of the emperor to the peace of Salbai; 4. Delhi politics under the restored empire; 5. Sindhia's first administration; 6. Sindhia and Ghulam Kadir; 7. Sindhia and general De Boigne; 8. Sindhia in Apogee; 9. Last days, death, and character.
Vol.15: Aurangzib and the decay of the Mughal Empire: Introduction--the heritage of Akbar; 1. The prince; 2. The fight for the throne; 3. The puritan; 4. The emperor; 5. The court; 6. The government; 7. The revenue; 8. The Hindus; 9. The Deccan; 10. Sivaji the Maratha; 11. The fall of Golkonda; 12. The ruin of Aurangzib.
Vol.16: Mount Stuart Elphinstone and the making of South Western India: 1. Introduction; 2. Early life: arrival in India; 3. First appointment to Poona; 4. The second Maratha War; 5. Nagpur, and Sindhia's camp; 6. The Kabul Mission; 7. Resident at Poona; 8. The third Maratha War; 9. The settlement of the Deccan; 10. Governor of Bombay; 11. Return home: retirement in England.
Vol.17: The Earl of Auckland and the first Afghan War: 1. Introductory; 2. Lord Auckland's domestic policy; 3. The native states of India; 4. Russophobia in excelsis; 5. The Eve of war; 6. The Military promenade; 7. The restoration of Shah Shuja; 8. The beginning of difficulties; 9. On the brink of a catastrophe; 10. The nemesis of Wrong-doing; 11. Close of Lord Auckland's rule; 12. Retiring by way of Kabul; 13. Pax Asiae Restituta.
Vol.18: Ranjit Singh and the Sikh barrier between British Empire and Central Asia: 1. Introductory; 2. The Sikhs; 3. The Sikh theocracy; 4. The state of the Punjab at Ranjit Singh's birth; 5. The Maharaja; 6. The court of Ranjit Singh; 7. The army and administration of the Maharaja; 8. His early conquests; 9. The English and the Cis-Sutlej Territory; 10. Later conquests.
Vol.19: Lord William Bentinck and the company as a governing and non-trading power: 1. Early life; 2. The governorship of Madras; 3. Military service and return to India; 4. Financial reforms and suppression of crime; 5. The abolition of widow-burning; 6. Renewal of the company's charter; 7. Internal affairs; 8. Education; 9. External affairs; 10. End of Indian career and life.
Vol.20: Sir Henry Lawrence - the pacificator: Introduction. Biographical sketch; 1. The Burma War and early experiences; 2. Revenue survey and political training; 3. With the Sikhs in the Afghan War; 4. Sketch of Sikh history and the Sutlej War; 5. Lawrence as agent in the Punjab-Kashmir and Ghulab Singh; 6. Treaty of Bhairowal; 7. Lawrence as resident in the Punjab; 8. The Punjab War; 9. Annexation and pacification of the Punjab; 10. Lawrence in Rajputana--the adoption question; 11. Lawrence's personality and views; 12. The story of Oudh--Lawrence in charge; 13. Lawrence's precautions against military disaffection; 14. Lawrence's letters to Lord Canning; 15. Preparations for the defence of Lucknow; 16. Defence of the Lucknow residence--battle of Chinhat; 17. Lawrence's death-Final remarks.
Vol.21: The Marquess Cornwallis and the consolidation of British rule: 1. Early life and American campaign; 2. Political condition of India. the revenue settlement; 3. Principles and results; 4. Reform of the civil service; 5. Private life. social life in India; 6. Perpetual settlement of Benares; 7. Madras, Bengal: sale laws and resumptions; 8. Mission to the continent. Indian correspondence; 9. The peace of Amiens; 10. Return to India. Policy, death.
Vol.22: Harsha: 1. Early life and accession; 2. Campaigns, conquests, and suzerainty; 3. Assemblies; 4. Administration; 5. Religion and learning; 6. Economic conditions; 7. Social life.
Vol.23: The Marquess Wellesley K.G. and the development of company into the supreme power in India: 1. Birth and training; 2. Beginnings in India: the Nizam; the presidencies; 3. The conquest of Mysore; 4. The Karnatik; Tanjore; Oudh; 5. Wellesley and the Marathas; 6. Government; education; Defence; 7. Finance; trade; quarrels with the directors; 8. Later life; 9. The great proconsul: his fame and achievements.
Vol.24: The Marquess of Dalhousie and the final development of the company's rule: 1. The argument; 2. The man; 3. Conquest of the Punjab; 4. Consolidation of the Punjab; 5. Conquest of lower Burma; 6. Annexation of Hindu states; 7. Nagpur, the Karnatic family, Nana Sahib Berars; 8. Annexation of Oudh; 9. Internal re-organisation; 10. Railways, commerce, telegraphs, public works; 11. The half-penny post, education, finance; 12. Military policy.