Orientalism, Empire, and National Culture

India, 1770–1880

  • Authors
  • Michael S. Dodson

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael S. Dodson
    Pages 18-40
  3. Michael S. Dodson
    Pages 41-60
  4. Michael S. Dodson
    Pages 61-86
  5. Michael S. Dodson
    Pages 87-117
  6. Michael S. Dodson
    Pages 118-143
  7. Michael S. Dodson
    Pages 184-192
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-268

About this book


Orientalist research has most often been characterised as an integral element of the European will-to-power over the Asian world. This study seeks to nuance this view, and asserts that British Orientalism in India was also an inherently complex and unstable enterprise, predicated upon the cultural authority of the Sanskrit pandits.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54093-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28870-6
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