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Raj rhapsodies : tourism, heritage and the seduction of history

Author: Carol E Henderson; Maxine K Weisgrau
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: New directions in tourism analysis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The northern state of Rajasthan, India, has been successfully marketed as the nation's most heritage-laden, traditional and authentic. This draws heavily on the late 19th and early 20th century years  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol E Henderson; Maxine K Weisgrau
ISBN: 9780754670674 0754670678
OCLC Number: 76828925
Description: xlvi, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Shifting terrains of heritage : the painted towns of Shekhawati / Anne Hardgrove --
Ghost towns and bustling cities : constructing a master narrative in nineteenth-century Jaipur / Elena Karatchkova --
Travel, history, politics, and heritage : James Tod's 'Personal narrative' / Jason Freitag --
Virtual Rajasthan : making heritage, marketing cyberorientalism? / Carol E. Henderson --
Exclusion and election in Udaipur urban space : implications of tourism / Nicolas Bautès --
Names, but not homes, of stone : tourism heritage and the play of memory in a Bhat funeral feast / Jeffrey G. Snodgrass --
Sickly men and voracious women : erotic constructions of tourist identity / Maxine Weisgrau --
From privy purse to global purse : Maharaja Gaj Singhji's role in the marketing of heritage and philanthropy / Jayasinhji Jhala --
Devotees, families, and tourists : pilgrims and shrines in Rajasthan / John E. Cort --
Tourists, pilgrims and saints : the shrine of Mu'in al-Din Chisti of Ajmer / Usha Sanyal --
Hindu nationalism, community rhetoric and the impact of tourism : the 'divine dilemma' of Pushkar / Christina A. Joseph --
Composing the Raj rhapsodies / Carol E. Henderson and Maxine Weisgrau.
Series Title: New directions in tourism analysis.
Responsibility: edited by Carol E. Henderson, Maxine Weisgrau.
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'These studies of tourism to Rajasthan raise our understanding of the phenomenon to a new level. They reach beyond the issues of "cultural" and "mass" tourism and their impact. The authors show how Read more...

 
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