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Civilizing missions in colonial and postcolonial South Asia : from improvement to development

Author: Carey Anthony Watt; Michael Mann
Publisher: London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2011.
Series: Anthem South Asian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection demonstrates how the civilizing mission can serve as an analytical rubric with relevance to many themes in the colonial and postcolonial eras: economic development, state building, pacification, nationalism, cultural improvement, gender and generational relations, caste and untouchability, religion and missionaries, class relations, urbanization, NGOs and civil society."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carey Anthony Watt; Michael Mann
ISBN: 9781843318644 1843318644
OCLC Number: 702357513
Description: vi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the relevance and complexity of civilizing missions c. 1800-2010 / Carey A. Watt --
Conjecturing rudeness: James Mill's utilitarian philosophy of history and the British civilizing mission / Adam Knowles --
Art, artefacts and architecture: Lord Curzon, the Delhi Arts Exhibition of 1902-03 and the improvement of India's aesthetics / Michael Mann --
Incorportaion and differentiation: popular education and the imperial civilizing mission in early nineteenth century India / Jana Tschurenev --
Reclaiming savages in 'darkest England' and 'darkest India': the Salvation Army as transnational agent of the civilizing mission / Harald Fischer-Tiné --
Mediating modernity: colonial state, Indian nationalism and the renegotiation of the 'civilizing mission' in the Indian child marriage debate of 1927-1932 / Andrea Major --
'Civilizing sisters': writings on how to save women, men, society and the nation in late colonial India / Shobna Nijhawan --
From 'social reform' to 'social service': Indian civic activism and the civilizing mission in colonial Bombay c. 1900-20 / Proshant Kidambi --
Female infanticide and the civilizing mission in postcolonial India: a case study from Tamil Nadu c. 1980-2006 / Shahid Perwez --
Philanthropy and civilizing missions in India c. 1820-1960: states, NGOs and development / Carey A. Watt --
Afterward: improvement, progress and development / Michael Mann.
Series Title: Anthem South Asian studies.
Responsibility: edited by Carey A. Watt and Michael Mann.
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"This collection demonstrates how the civilizing mission can serve as an analytical rubric with relevance to many themes in the colonial and postcolonial eras: economic development, state building, pacification, nationalism, cultural improvement, gender and generational relations, caste and untouchability, religion and missionaries, class relations, urbanization, NGOs and civil society."--Back cover.

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