Knowledge, Mediation and Empire: James Tod's Journeys Among the Rajputs - Studies in Imperialism (Hardback)Florence D'Souza (author)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 01/07/2015
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This study of the British colonial administrator James Tod (1782-1835), who spent five years in north-western India (1818-22) collecting every conceivable type of material of historical or cultural interest on the Rajputs and the Gujaratis, gives special attention to his role as a mediator of knowledge about this little-known region of the British Empire in the early nineteenth century to British and European audiences. The book aims to illustrate that British officers did not spend all their time oppressing and inferiorising the indigenous peoples under their colonial authority, but also contributed to propagating cultural and scientific information about them, and that they did not react only negatively to the various types of human difference they encountered in the field.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
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