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Benares on the Isis—Indian Studies and the Indian Institute

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of the University of Oxford in Indian studies and the history of the Indian Institute. It explains that Oxford's first connection with India came in 1579 when Father ... More


Homer and Virgil

Phiroze Vasunia

in The Classics and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203239
eISBN:
9780191746598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Homer is frequently translated in colonial India, but Virgil scarcely. Yet, Virgil is translated, adapted, and analysed in Britain. Why do Indian authors and intellectuals turn to Homer so regularly, ... More


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