Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2015

214 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719090806

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Knowledge, mediation and empire

James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Florence D'Souza

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Approaches Tod's writings from an angle of cultural contact and exchanges between Tod and the Rajputs
  • Situates Tod's texts in their political, scientific, and cultural context
  • Takes into account Tod's intertextual use of various sources from European historiography and literature in order to understand their role in his writings
  • Attempts to go beyond the binary oppositions established by Edward Said's Orientalism, in order to better understand the multidirectional influences and interactions at play between colonisers and colonised