The Resource Ungoverned imaginings : James Mill's The history of British India and Orientalism, Javed Majeed

Ungoverned imaginings : James Mill's The history of British India and Orientalism, Javed Majeed

Label
Ungoverned imaginings : James Mill's The history of British India and Orientalism
Title
Ungoverned imaginings
Title remainder
James Mill's The history of British India and Orientalism
Statement of responsibility
Javed Majeed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book re-examines British attitudes to India in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It places the emergence of utilitarianism in the context of these attitudes by focussing on James Mill's The History of British India (1817), and the work of Sir William Jones, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore. In particular the study shows how the standard view of Mill's History does not do justice to the complexity of this text; Majeed argues that aesthetics played an important role in the formulation of Mill's utilitarian views, when he used British India as part of a much larger critique of British society itself. Mill's attempt to place thinking on these issues on a different footing illumines other scholars and poets whose writing on the Orient was an important part of the defining of their religious, social, and political views
  • Ungoverned Imaginings 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
Dewey number
954.03
Index
index present
LC call number
DS463.M643
LC item number
M34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
Label
Ungoverned imaginings : James Mill's The history of British India and Orientalism, Javed Majeed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-221) and index
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Contents
1. Sir William Jones -- 2. Robert Southey and the Oriental Renaissance -- 3. Thomas Moore and Orientalism -- 4. James Mill's The History of British India -- 5. Susceptible Imaginations -- Conclusion: Mill's History as a 'Classic in the History of Philistinism'
Control code
000008880668
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780198117865
Lccn
92008987 //r952
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.b17118876
System control number
  • rmr7426370
  • (OCoLC)25549164

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