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Colonialism and its forms of knowledge : the British in India

Author: Bernard S Cohn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bernard Cohn's interest in the construction of Empire as an intellectual and cultural phenomenon has set the agenda for the academic study of modern Indian culture for over two decades. His earlier publications have shown how dramatic British innovations in India, including revenue and legal systems, led to fundamental structural changes in Indian social relations. This collection of his writings in the last fifteen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard S Cohn
ISBN: 0691032939 9780691032931 0691000433 9780691000435
OCLC Number: 34245029
Credits: With a foreword by Nicholas B. Dirks.
Description: xvii, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Nicholas B. Dirks --
Introduction --
The command of language and the language of command --
Law and the colonial state in India --
The transformation of objects into artifacts, antiquities, and art in nineteenth-century India --
Cloth, clothes, and colonialism: India in the nineteenth century.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: Bernard S. Cohn.
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Discusses areas in which the colonial impact has generally been overlooked. This book contains essays, which form an exploration of the ways in which the British discovery, collection, and  Read more...

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