1st Edition

Representing India
Indian Culture and Imperial Control in Eighteenth-Century British Orientalist Discourse

Edited By

Michael Franklin



ISBN 9780415222464
Published November 29, 2000 by Routledge
4984 Pages

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Book Description

This set demonstrates the simultaneous appearance of colonialist and anti-imperialist rhetoric in the same text, highlighting the raw edge given to the transitional nature of the colonial project in this period. The texts:
* represent central documents in the emergence of modern Indology
* demonstrate how closely interwoven are the histories of Oriental scholarship and of British administrative policy contributions
* present the Orientalist side of the argument concerning the government of India to balance and oppose the Utilitarian and Anglicist bias implicit in James Mill's History of British India.

Table of Contents

Volume I
John Zephaniah Holwell Interesting Historical Events Relative to the Provinces of Bengal and the Empire of Industan [1765-67]
Volumes II and III
Alexander Dow The History of Hindustan, [1770-72]
Volume IV
Nathaniel Brassey Halhed A Code of Gentoo Laws [1776]
Jonathan Scott An Historical and Political View of the Decan, South of the Kistnah [1798]
Volumes V and VI
Francis Gladwin Ayeen Akbery: or, The Institutes of Emperor Akber [1800]
Volumes VII and VIII
Asiatick Researches; or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia [1788]
Volume IX
Sir William Jones Institutes of Hindu Law: or, The Ordinances of Menu, According to the Gloss of Cullúca. Comprising the Indian System of Duties, Religious and Civil [1796]

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