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Ungoverned Imaginings

by Javed Majeed
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History
Pages: 225 pages
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ISBN 10: UOM:39015025381263
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Synopsis : Ungoverned Imaginings written by Javed Majeed, published by Oxford University Press on Demand which was released on 1992. Download Ungoverned Imaginings Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 164 Susceptible Imaginations > > a of the imagination as a faculty easily led astray by desire . Whilst the Mughals in the earliest travel accounts ' exhibited that gorgeous exterior , that air of grandeur and power , which were well ... -- Drawing on contemporary critical work on colonialism and the cross-cultural encounter, this is a study of the emergence of Utilitarianism as a new political language in Britain in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and focuses on the relationship between this language and thecomplexities of British Imperial experience in India at the time. Examining the work of Mill and Sir William Jones, and also that of the poets Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, Javed Majeed highlights the role played by aesthetic and linguistic attitudes in the formulation of British views on India,and reveals how closely these attitudes were linked to the definition of cultural identities. To this end, Mill's utilitarian study of India is shown to function both as an attack on the conservative orientalism of the period, and as part of a larger critique of British society itself. In so doing,Majeed demonstrates how complex British attitudes to India were in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and how this might be explained in the light of domestic and imperial contexts.

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