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Florence D'souza - Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs (Studies in Imperialism MUP) - 9780719090806 - V9780719090806
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Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs (Studies in Imperialism MUP)

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Description for Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs (Studies in Imperialism MUP) Hardcover. Studies Tod's relationships with particular Rajput leaders and with the Rajputs as a group in general, in order to better understand his attempts to portray their history, geographical moorings and social customs to British and European readers. Series: Studies in Imperialism. Num Pages: 216 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKA; 1QDB; 3JH; HBJF; HBLL; HBTQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 243 x 165 x 28. Weight in Grams: 576.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Manchester University Press
Condition
New
Series
Studies in Imperialism
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
Manchester, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780719090806
SKU
V9780719090806
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Ref
99-15

About Florence D'souza
Florence D’Souza is Lecturer in Studies of the English-Speaking World at the University of Lille 3, France -- .

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