Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian - Pathfinders (Paperback)
  • Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian - Pathfinders (Paperback)
zoom

Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian - Pathfinders (Paperback)

(author)
£22.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 04/02/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar's original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key challenge of pinning down the identity of an enigmatic and multi-faceted figure. By examining lesser-known works of Vidyasagar (including several pseudonymous and posthumous works) alongside the evidence of his public career, the author calls attention to the colonial transformation of intellectual and social life, the nature of life writing, the limits of standard biographies and the problem of modern Indian identity as such.

Based on decades of research and an original perspective, this book will be especially useful to scholars of modern Indian history, biographical studies, comparative literature and those interested in Bengal.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415736305
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`In this innovative work, Hatcher attempts not so much a biography of Vidyasagar as an insightful reading of extant biographies.' - Amiya P. Sen, Head, Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

`Hatcher's stunning exploration makes this important monograph both biographical and historiographical.' - A. R. Venkatachalapathy, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

You may also be interested in...

The Great Degeneration
Added to basket
Why The West Rules - For Now
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
World War Two
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Civilisation
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
World War I
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Byzantium
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
The Cold War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Secret History of the World
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
A Brief History of the Crusades
Added to basket
Gold Warriors
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
After Tamerlane
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Sacred History
Added to basket
£14.99   £9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.