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A Book History of Mountstuart Elphinstone’s: An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Mountstuart Elphinstone's "An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul" (AKC) from a book history perspective. The general concerns are the para-narrative elements of the text, ... More


Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), Lowland Scottish traveller, East India Company civil servant and educator, was one of the principal intellectual architects of British colonial rule in South ... More


“Rather a Geographical Expression Than a Country”: State Fantasy and the Production of Victorian Afghanistan

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Afghanistan's status in the nineteenth century as imperialized but not colonized enabled the flourishing of fantasies that compensated for British subjects' anxieties about ... More


Emergence of the Educated Élite

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of British efforts to replace Hindu theology with western learning, and the diversion of the annual Dakshina festival into scholarships for students of schools ... More


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