Language Politics, Elites and the Public Sphere: Western India Under Colonialism

Language Politics, Elites and the Public Sphere: Western India Under Colonialism

by Veena Naregal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843310554

ISBN-13: 9781843310556

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Anthem Press

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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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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ISBN-13:
9781843310556
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Anthem South Asian Studies
Edition description:
First Edition, 1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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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