Romanticism's Child: An Intellectual History of James Tod's Influence on Indian History and Historiography (Hardback)
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Romanticism's Child: An Intellectual History of James Tod's Influence on Indian History and Historiography (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 06/04/2017
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The fascination of Colonel James Tod, one of the earliest colonial ethnographers, with the cultural practices, communities and histories of the people of Rajasthan led to a meticulous compilation of information about the region and its people, whom he deeply admired. His two-volume masterwork, Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, published in London in 1829 and 1832, inspired generations of popular renderings of the past, including nationalist and vernacular imaginations in the whole of South Asia. Tod's narrative style reflects the influence of Romanticism, medieval feudalism, and civilizational progress starkly at variance with the official colonial view of the pre-British past of India. What was the source of this 'romanticism' of Colonel Tod? Susanne and Lloyd Rudolph contextualize the formation of Tod's ideas and their reception through documents written by or to Tod, which help in situating and contextualizing his life work. Interestingly, the second part of the book collects the exchange between Tod and James Mill in the British parliament over the administration of British territories in India with Rajputana as a case study. This book thus significantly contributes to the exploration of knowledge-formation in colonial India and its contemporary influence.

Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 9780199465897
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 205 x 138 x 25 mm

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