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Nehru

Nehru

The Invention of India

  • Author: Shashi Tharoor
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • ISBN: 9353053552
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 284
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This short biography examines a great figure of twentieth-century nationalism from the vantage point of the beginning of the twenty-first. Deftly weaving personal facets with historical events, it tells the fascinating story of Jawaharlal Nehru-aristocrat, socialist, anti-imperialist, foremost disciple of Gandhi, diehard secularist and India's first prime minister, who sought to educate the Indian masses in democracy by his own personal example. Shashi Tharoor also analyses the principal pillars of Nehru's legacy to India, all of which were integral to a vision of Indianness that is fundamentally contested today.

Rule of Darkness

Rule of Darkness

British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914

  • Author: Patrick Brantlinger
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801467020
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, Rule of Darkness maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist ideology. Critics and cultural historians have usually regarded the Empire as being of marginal importance to early and mid-Victorian writers. Patrick Brantlinger asserts that the Empire was central to British culture as a source of ideological and artistic energy, both supported by and lending support to widespread belief in racial superiority, the need to transform "savagery" into "civilization," and the urgency of promoting emigration. Rule of Darkness brings together material from public records, memoirs, popular culture, and canonical literature. Brantlinger explores the influence of the novels of Captain Frederick Marryat, pioneer of British adolescent adventure fiction, and shows the importance of William Makepeace Thackeray's experience of India to his novels. He treats a number of Victorian best sellers previously ignored by literary historians, including the Anglo-Indian writer Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug and Seeta. Brantlinger situates explorers' narratives and travelogues by such famous author-adventurers as David Livingstone and Sir Richard Burton in relation to other forms of Victorian and Edwardian prose. Through readings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, John Hobson, and many others, he considers representations of Africa, India, and other non-British parts of the world in both fiction and nonfiction. The most comprehensive study yet of literature and imperialism in the early and mid-Victorian years, Rule of Darkness offers, in addition, a revisionary interpretation of imperialism as a significant factor in later British cultural history, from the 1880s to World War I. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with Victorian culture and society and, more generally, with the relationship between Victorian writers and imperialism, 'and between racist ideology and patterns of domination in modern history.

Corporate Character

Corporate Character

Representing Imperial Power in British India, 1786-1901

  • Author: Eddy Kent
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442617020
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The vastness of Britain’s nineteenth-century empire and the gap between imperial policy and colonial practice demanded an institutional culture that encouraged British administrators to identify the interests of imperial service as their own. In Corporate Character, Eddy Kent examines novels, short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, private correspondence, and parliamentary speeches related to the East India Company and its effective successor, the Indian Civil Service, to explain the origins of this imperial ethos of “virtuous service.” Exploring the appointment, training, and management of Britain’s overseas agents alongside the writing of public intellectuals such as Edmund Burke, Thomas Malthus, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and J.S. Mill, Kent explains the origins of the discourse of “virtuous empire” as an example of corporate culture and explores its culmination in Anglo-Indian literature like Rudyard Kipling’s Kim. Challenging narratives of British imperialism that focus exclusively on race or nation, Kent’s book is the first to study how corporate ways of thinking and feeling influenced British imperial life.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

  • Author: Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191663719
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 752
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This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.

Empire's Crossroads

Empire's Crossroads

A New History of the Caribbean

  • Author: Carrie Gibson
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230766188
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.

Belief, Bounty, And Beauty

Belief, Bounty, And Beauty

Rituals Around Sacred Trees in India

  • Author: Albertina Nugteren
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004146016
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 509
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This study is focused on the interaction of material and symbolic values ascribed to sacred trees in India and expressed in 3,000 years of ritual practice. Point of departure is the contemporary trend of mining religious narratives in order to mobilise environmental awareness.

An American Woman in Pakistan

An American Woman in Pakistan

Memories of Mangla Dam

  • Author: Irene Aylworth Douglass
  • Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1604949813
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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In 1962, Irene Aylworth Douglass's husband burst in the door with incredible news. His company had won a bid to build Mangla Dam ... in West Pakistan! This would be the world's largest compacted earth dam, in a remote location far from the source of supply. With images of exotic locales and visions of travel in her head, Irene welcomed the opportunity to embark on an adventure. Nothing could have prepared her for the reality of life in Pakistan. Most of the women covered themselves with burqas and did not appear in public. Male superiority and male dominance were so ingrained that Irene couldn't discipline her two-year-old son without repercussions. Children begged in the street while those who needed a servant class to maintain their lifestyle opposed universal education. And yet, despite the clash of cultures, Irene was overwhelmed by the warmth, friendship, and hospitality of the individuals she and her family encountered. An American Woman in Pakistan: Memories of Mangla Dam is a fascinating account that takes us behind the veil of an enigmatic, complex society.

Colonial ecclesiastical establishment

Colonial ecclesiastical establishment

being a brief view of the state of the colonies of Great Britain, and of her Asiatic empire, in respect to religious instruction, prefaced by some considerations on the national duty of affording it, to which is added a sketch of an ecclesiastical establishment of British India

  • Author: Claudius Buchanan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 212
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Shades of Empire in Colonial and Post-colonial Literatures

Shades of Empire in Colonial and Post-colonial Literatures

  • Author: C. C. Barfoot,Theo d'. Haen
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051833645
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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The scope of the articles in Shades of Empire in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literatures, which are arranged in a broad sweep from East to West, with four short papers nestled in the middle on the theme of colonialism and motherhood, is extensive and varied. But in one way or another they all reflect the growing importance of literatures and cultures that might once have been regarded as marginal. During the colonial period the literature of the centre took possession of the margin, as well as of the imagination of the margin. But only recently has the question been raised as to why traditional English literary history has paid so little attention to colonial literature. Now post-colonial literatures are writing themselves back into the centre, and what used to be the margins of the English language world have now set themselves up as rival centres. An interesting question to arise from this is whether in the process the former colonial or colonizing literature has now itself turned into a post-colonial literature? What this book affirms is the importance and interest of a wide variety of literatures sharing a language but reflecting a rich and provocative diversity of histories, experiences and attitudes to the shared world which still also divides us.