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Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Javed Majeed

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on contemporary critical work on colonialism and the cross-cultural encounter, this book is a study of the emergence of utilitarianism as a new political language in Britain in the late-18th ... More


Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Michael J. Franklin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

Sir William Jones (1746–94), poet, philologist, polymath, polyglot, and acknowledged legislator was the foremost Orientalist of his generation and one of the greatest intellectual navigators of all ... More


Polymorphic Nature, Polytheistic Culture, and the Orientalist Imaginaire

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Alongside the development of missionary discourses about Hinduism, Orientalists in the employ of the East India Company derived their own sets of idioms and tropes to represent Hindu traditions. ... More


Sir William Jones

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter defines and considers the four dominant themes to Sir William Jones's work: his study of Sanskrit and his formulation of the family of Indo-European languages; his project for a digest ... More


Robert Southey and the Oriental Renaissance

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and The Curse of Kehama (1810) reflect a revival of interest in the history, literature, and antiquities of non-European cultures. His notes to both ... More


“Paths Too Long Obscure”:: The Translations of Jones and Müller

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the changing dynamics of nineteenth-century orientalist scholarship through the work of two of its most famous scholars: William Jones and Max Müller. Using Jones’s Hindoo ... More


The Mosaic Ethnology of Asiatick Jones

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a historical background of the Indo-European concept, which was named by Arthur Young and was first proposed by Sir William Jones, the founder and first president of the Asiatic ... More


British Indophobia

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of British Indophobia or British lack of enthusiasm for India. It explains that the Indophobia that became the norm in the early nineteenth century was ... More


Introduction

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the emergence of utilitarianism as a political language in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing upon James Mill's The History of British India (1817). It ... More


Conclusion: Mill's History as a ‘Classic in the History of Philistinism’ 1

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has argued that the emergence of utilitarianism and the conservative ideology which it attacked in the early 19th century was closely involved with the British imperial experience in India. ... More


Universalist Sufism

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at how the Renaissance and Enlightenment theologies examined in the previous chapter came to be applied to Sufism, resulting in an understanding of Sufism as perennial, esoteric, ... More


The Hekṭor-badh (1871) and Homer’s Iliad 1

Alexander Riddiford

in Madly after the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and his Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199699735
eISBN:
9780191745447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699735.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Hekṭor-badh is an abridged version, composed in six paricched or ‘chapters’ of Bengali prose, of Homer’s Iliad 1–12. The Hekṭor-badh is a fascinating work from the point of view of its reception ... More


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