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Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book focuses on the crucial role that conceptions of iconic colonial Indian spaces—jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars, clubs—played in the literary and social production of ... More


The Burden of Whiteness

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the U.S. reception of Rudyard Kipling's poem, “The White Man's Burden” (1899), in a variety of forms such as newspaper opinions, scientific treatises, political speeches, and ... More


Never the Twain: Life Writing’s Geographical Contexts

Maureen Perkins

in Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837303
eISBN:
9780824871543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter asserts that even though Rudyard Kipling's claim that “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet” no longer holds true today due to globalization, the East–West split ... More


Colonial Space, Anglo-Indian Perspectives

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter elaborates on the core argument of this volume: that the larger British-Indian attitude toward both the natural and built environments of the Indian subcontinent is, in its ... More


“I Want to Send India to England”: The Aesthetics of Landscape and the Colonial Home

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter draws on archival materials and historical studies to contextualize the ways in which Europeans looked upon Indian landscapes, and how these landscapes befuddled European presuppositions ... More


Hills Kinder Than Plains?: Kipling’s Monstrous Hill Station

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns to a discussion of the hill station and the plains, including the latter's “cantonment culture.” Focusing especially on Kipling's short story “Lispeth,” the chapter illustrates how ... More


“Out of Bounds”: Clubs, Cantonments, Plains

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the literal and symbolic roles of the colonial Club and the cantonment, both of which stressed exclusionary practices. An English resident was prohibited, either juridically (in ... More


Savage City: Locating Colonial Modernity

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Kipling's travelogue of Calcutta, City of Dreadful Night, to demonstrate how Europe's experience of late nineteenth-century urbanism, particularly in regard to spectacle and ... More


The Engineers’ Revenge, the Age of Kali: Kipling’s Bridges and the End of Jungles

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reads Kipling's story “The Bridge-Builders” to show how the author's Anglo-Indian perspective inclines him to empathize with the natural environments—represented by talking animals—even ... More


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