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Orientalism, empire, and national culture : India, 1770-1880

Author: Michael S Dodson
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Orientalism is most often understood as a set of strategies to extend a European will-to-power over the Asian world. Orientalism, Empire, and National Culture seeks to revise this view, and suggests that it was instead composed of a set of "double practices" in India, by virtue of the British reliance upon Hindu scholarly intermediaries, the Sanskrit pandits. It is thus argued that orientalism was ultimately a much  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Dodson
ISBN: 9781403986450 1403986452
OCLC Number: 72161944
Description: xiv, 268 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Histories of Empire, Histories of Knowledge Orientalism and the Writing of World History Sanskrit Erudition and Forms of Legitimacy An Empire of the Understanding Enlisting Sanskrit on the Side of Progress On Language and Translation Pandits , Sanskrit Learning, and Europe's 'New Knowledge' Afterword: Sanskrit, Authority, National Culture
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Responsibility: Michael S. Dodson.
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Orientalist research has most often been characterised as an integral element of the European will-to-power over the Asian world. This study seeks to nuance this view, and asserts that British  Read more...

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Longlisted for the ICAS Book Prize (IBP) 2009 for the Humanities and Social Sciences'This is a book about orientalism in India,' Dodson tells us. But it is also much more. In exploring the evolution Read more...

 
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