Betty Joseph offers an account of how archives - and the practice of archiving - shaped colonial ideologies in Britain and British-controlled India during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
"Joseph''s search for lost voices is impressive because it does not rely merely on archaeological investigation; rather, the official record is excavated in order to be recontexualized, so that the voluminous paper trail of the Company''s administration does not itself authoritatively represent British-controlled India.... Finding ways in which to represent even the faintest presence of women in the official record, Joseph devotes the second half of her illuminating study to examples of English and Asian women whose names or utterances played a significant part in forming history.... Recovering their voices from the archive and reminding readers that the official record did not stand alone in the making of British India, Joseph''s imaginative study makes a vital contribution to the historiography of colonialism."--;i>Times Literary Supplement
"--Alison Stenton "Times Literary Supplement "