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Colonial Voices: The Discourses of Empire
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Colonial Voices: The Discourses of Empire (Hardback)

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This accessible cultural history explores 400 years of British imperial adventure in India, developing a coherent narrative through a wide range of colonial documents, from exhibition catalogues to memoirs and travelogues. It shows how these texts helped legitimize the moral ambiguities of colonial rule even as they helped the English fashion themselves. * An engaging examination of European colonizers representations of native populations * Analyzes colonial discourse through an impressive range of primary sources, including memoirs, letters, exhibition catalogues, administrative reports, and travelogues * Surveys 400 years of India s history, from the 16th century to the end of the British Empire * Demonstrates how colonial discourses naturalized the racial and cultural differences between the English and the Indians, and controlled anxieties over these differences

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialismHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian history Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 19/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781444338560  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Pramod K. Nayar is a member of the English Faculty at the University of Hyderabad, India. He has been Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge, the Charles Wallace India Trust British Council Fellow at the University of Kent at Canterbury and Fulbright Senior Fellow at Cornell University. His many publications include States of Sentiment: Exploring the Cultures of Emotion (2011), An Introduction to New Media and Cybercultures (2010), Postcolonialism: A Guide for the Perplexed (2010), English Writing and India, 1600 1920: Colonizing Aesthetics (2008), and Writing Wrongs: The Cultural Construction of Human Rights in India (2012). Forthcoming is a book on new media.

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