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Making British Indian fictions : 1772-1823, Ashok Malhotra, (electronic book)

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Making British Indian fictions : 1772-1823
Title
Making British Indian fictions
Title remainder
1772-1823
Statement of responsibility
Ashok Malhotra
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines fictional representations of India in novels, plays and poetry produced between the years 1772 to 1823 as historical source material. It uses literary texts as case studies to investigate how Britons residing both in the metropole and in India justified, confronted and imagined the colonial encounter during this period. The study will situate the texts in relation to the shifting colonial context and to the changing attitudes towards India within Britain in general and on the part of Britons who had experience of living in India, such as East India Company men or their wives and daughters, in particular. Moreover, it will analyse how this literature responded to the increasing influence of the subcontinent on metropolitan culture. This book, then, approaches fictional texts as case studies that illuminate trends taking place within Britain such as the growing consumption of Indian-style imported goods and the commoditisation of an Indian aesthetic within British visual culture. Whilst the book will utilise fictional portrayals to comment upon shifts in the relationship between coloniser and colonised and to discuss the cross-cultural influences between the metropole and the colonial periphery, it also outlines how literary production and print capitalism played a part in shaping depictions of the subcontinent and stereotypes of the colonial 'other'. The study will also examine how representations of the subcontinent in British art and scholarship were influenced by metropolitan literary and popular culture. At the same time it will look at how representations by metropolitan authors influenced early-nineteenth century depictions by British authors who resided in India
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UK-WkNB
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Malhotra, Ashok
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Anglo-Indian literature
  • English literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Orientalism
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Book industries and trade
  • India
Label
Making British Indian fictions : 1772-1823, Ashok Malhotra, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
Encountering the Orient and India in Metropolitan Culture and the Print Market -- Romantic Representations of the Subcontinent: 'Subliming India' and Configuring its Geopolitical Significance -- Performing the 'Civilizing Mission' on the British Stage -- The Novel Market: the Commoditization of Indian Culture by Novelists -- Religion and Sex in the Subcontinent -- Exile, Ethnography, and Anglo-Indian Life within the Subcontinent
Control code
9781137011541
Extent
292 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137011541
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Making British Indian fictions : 1772-1823, Ashok Malhotra, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Encountering the Orient and India in Metropolitan Culture and the Print Market -- Romantic Representations of the Subcontinent: 'Subliming India' and Configuring its Geopolitical Significance -- Performing the 'Civilizing Mission' on the British Stage -- The Novel Market: the Commoditization of Indian Culture by Novelists -- Religion and Sex in the Subcontinent -- Exile, Ethnography, and Anglo-Indian Life within the Subcontinent
Control code
9781137011541
Extent
292 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137011541
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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