Language Politics, Elites and the Public Sphere

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Overview

Whereas most studies of colonialism focus on India's 'high' literary culture, this book looks at how local intellectuals exploited their 'middling' position through such initiatives as the establishment of newspapers and of influential channels of communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843310549
  • Publisher: Wimbledon Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: Anthem South Asian Studies Series
  • Edition description: First Edition, 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Veena Naregal completed her PhD at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). This book reflects her multi-disciplinary interests in post-colonial theory, alternative modernities and contemporary cultural politics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Textual Heirarchies, Literate Audiences and Structures of Patronage: Language and Power in Pre-Colonial Western India; Colonial Education and the Laicisation of Knowledge: Re-making Cultural Hierarchies and Modes of Contestation; Colonial Education and the Cultuvation of English and Marathi: Hierarchies of Language and the Emerging Political Structure; Colonial Power, Print and the Re-making of the Literate Sphere; Bilingualism, Hegemony and the 'Swing to Orthodoxy': The Shaping of the Political Sphere; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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