Colonialism and Knowledge in Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India

Colonialism and Knowledge in Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India

by Javed Majeed

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ISBN-13: 9780429799372
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Javed Majeed is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at King’s College London, UK, and has held appointments at SOAS, University of London, and Queen Mary, University of London. He has published widely on the intellectual and literary history of modern South Asia. His previous books include Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill’s The History of British India and Orientalism (1992), Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity: Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal (2007), and Muhammad Iqbal: Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism (2009).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Note on Transliteration. Introduction: The Survey’s Inception 1 Colonial Categories of Thought 2 The Colonial State and the Survey 3 Illness, Eyesight and Crossing Borders 4 Scripts and Spectacles 5 White Noise and Séances: The ‘Gramophone or Phonetic Survey’ 6 Archival Self-Reflexivity 7 Uncertain Knowledge in the Survey 8 Names and Authorship. Conclusion: The Survey as a Colonial Project. Bibliography. Index

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