Letters of a Hindoo Rajah / Edition 1

Letters of a Hindoo Rajah / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551111756

ISBN-13: 9781551111759

Pub. Date: 02/26/1999

Publisher: Broadview Press

In Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah, Elizabeth Hamilton engages directly with the major issues of her day, from colonialism and the “New Philosophy” to the present state of literature and female education. Satirizing British society and incorporating material from a wide range of the orientalists’ new translations of Indian

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In Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah, Elizabeth Hamilton engages directly with the major issues of her day, from colonialism and the “New Philosophy” to the present state of literature and female education. Satirizing British society and incorporating material from a wide range of the orientalists’ new translations of Indian writing, Hamilton’s book is a key document in the debates which raged in England over the British role in India. It remains one of the most interesting political novels of the 18th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551111759
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/26/1999
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Works Cited
Elizabeth Hamilton: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah

Appendix A: Select Contemporary Reviews

  1. The Critical Review, vol 17 (July 1796)
  2. The British Critic, vol 8 (Sept. 1796)
  3. Monthly Review, vol 21, second series (Oct. 1796)
  4. The Analytical Review, vol 24 (Oct. 1796)
  5. Scots Magazine, vol 59 (Jan. 1797)

Appendix B: Major Revisions in the Second Edition

Appendix C: Sir William Jones, Hymn to Camdeo

Appendix D: Obituary attributed to Maria Edgeworth

Appendix E: Selections from Letters

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