Colonial Narratives Cultural Dialogues

Author: Jyotsna Singh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134886179
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Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues demonstrates the continuing validity of the colonial paradigm as it maps the geographical, political, and imaginative space of 'India/Indies' from the seventeenth century to the present. Breaking new ground in postcolonial studies, Jyotsna Singh highlights the interconnections among early modern colonial encounters, later manifestations in the Raj and their lingering influence in the postcolonial Indian nationalist state. Singh challenges the assumption of eye-witness accounts and unmeditated experiences implcit in colonial representational practices, and often left unchallenged in the postcolonial era. Essential introductory reading for students and academics, Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues re-evaluates the following texts: * seventeenth century travel narratives about India * eighteenth century 'nabob' texts * letters of the Orientalist, Sir William Jones * reviews of Shakespearean productions in Calcutta and postcolonial Indo-Anglian novels

A Companion To The Global Renaissance

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118651227
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Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An innovative collection that interrogates the global paradigm of our period and offers a new history of globalization by exploring its influences on English culture and literature of the early modern period. Moves beyond traditional notions of Renaissance history mainly as a revival of antiquity and presents a new perspective on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the New and Old Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, as well with Northern Europe. Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization was the result of a lengthy and complex historical process linked to the emergence of capitalism and colonialism Explores vital topics such as East-West relations and Islam; visual representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles within the new economies and cultures; global drama on the cosmopolitan English stage, and many more


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Indian Ink

Author: Miles Ogborn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226620425
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A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, Indian Ink examines the Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing the history of the Company from its first tentative trading voyages in the early seventeenth century to the foundation of an empire in Bengal in the late eighteenth century, Miles Ogborn takes readers into the scriptoria, ships, offices, print shops, coffeehouses, and palaces to investigate the forms of writing needed to exert power and extract profit in the mercantile and imperial worlds. Interpreting the making and use of a variety of forms of writing in script and print, Ogborn argues that material and political circumstances always undermined attempts at domination through the power of the written word. Navigating the juncture of imperial history and the history of the book, Indian Ink uncovers the intellectual and political legacies of early modern trade and empire and charts a new understanding of the geography of print culture.

Narratives Of Colonialism

Author: G. R. Knight
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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This book examines the interwoven issues of sugar Java and the Dutch from a broadly post-colonial standpoint. Sugar's history forms one of the crucial meta-narratives of Western colonialism. The history of the commodity is integral to that long association between cane sugar and the overseas expansion of the Western powers that had its origins in the Atlantic islands in the fifteenth century. From there, it spread to the New World and, by the nineteenth century, into parts of Asia and the Pacific. The subsequent threat to cane sugar's pre-eminence as a sweetener, posed from the mid-nineteenth century onward by sugar made from beet, only served to further consolidate that connection. The colonial-metropolitan tie -- with its promise of protective tariffs and a secure home market -- became more than ever central to the industry's sustained development. In associated mode, colonial states renewed their efforts to subordinate land and labour to sugar's particular requirements. Only in the second half of the twentieth century was the nexus formally broken, leaving cane sugar as an often-potent legacy of colonialism for the post-colonial order. The commercial production of cane sugar in Java dated from the first half of the seventeenth century. It took place there until the early nineteenth century under the patronage of the Dutch East India Company and its successors. The actual business of manufacture, largely carried on by Chinese settlers, was working in rather varied relationships with Javanese workers and 'peasant' farmers. During the mid-nineteenth century decades, however, the industry was transformed. It became the first of its kind in Asia successfully to adopt the panoply ofsteam, steel and chemistry which formed the technological basis of industrialised sugar manufacture.

Postcolonial Indian Writing

Author: Meenakshi Sharma
ISBN: 9788170338017
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On the postindependence Indian writing in English and representation of British rule and England in it; a study.