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The Colonialist Monologue and India Talking Back

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins by providing a background to the colonial/Orientalist narratives that framed the discourses of ‘talking back’. James Mill’s History of British India and his adverse evaluation of ... More


TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Colonial histories of India were largely monologues. From the turn of the nineteenth century, Indians began to ‘talk back’, questioning colonial assumptions and narratives of India’s past. This book ... More


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