Representations of India, 1740–1840

The Creation of India in the Colonial Imagination

  • Authors
  • Amal Chatterjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction and Historical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amal Chatterjee
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  3. The British in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
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  4. Indian Religion and Religious Customs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Amal Chatterjee
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      Pages 111-124
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      Pages 125-141
  5. Indian Society, Government and Rulers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
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  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-237

About this book

Introduction

Chatterjee analyzes how writing over the period of a century justified and was affected by the introduction and extension of British domination of India, demonstrating the link between written representations and the ideological, economic and political climate and debates. By showing how the representations of Britons in India, Indian religion and society and government evolved over the period 1740 to 1840, the author fills the gap between the early colonial 'exotic East' and the later 'primitive subject nation' perceptions.

Keywords

bibliography climate imagination India Indian Indian religion knowledge perception religion society subject writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230378162
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40112-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37816-2
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