Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India

Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India

by Edwin Hirschmann
     
 

This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight—a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta—and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of the ardent critics of colonial rule in India during the late

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This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight—a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta—and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of the ardent critics of colonial rule in India during the late nineteenth century. In this volume Hirschmann elaborates on the connections of the world of newsprint with the colonial establishment and Indian people. He also provides a fresh approach to the Orientalism debate by deploying the narrative of an Englishman, involved in the age of emerging public communication system.

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ISBN-13:
9780195696226
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Edwin Hirschmann is Professor Emeritus of History, Towson University

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
About Sources
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Making of a Reformer, 1825-56
Chapter 2. The Making of an Editor, 1857-63
Chapter 3. The Making of a Dissident, 1864-72
Chapter 4. The Making of an Imperial Critic, 1875-81
Chapter 5. The Making of a Statesman Elder, 1881-90; Epilogue: A Prophet without Honour?
Bibliography
Index

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