This book contains selections from the diary of Amar Singh from the year 1898 to 1905, recording his sense of discovery and surprise at diverse sites: the Jodhpur Court, women's quarters of the Jodhpur Haveli, Lord Curzon's Imperial Cadet Corps. In daily negotitations with the British and Rajput counter-players, Amar Singh constructs a hybrid self, a Rajput nobleman and an Edwardian officer and gentleman. In an era that seems to be more at ease with subjective truths than objective knowledge, Amar Singh reverses gaze of the subaltern by playing participant, observer, informant, narrator, and author in a seemingly innocuous diary, written to 'keep [himself] amused'. The new epilogue updates research on and brings together various aspects of ethnographic writings.
This book will interest students and scholars of modern Indian history, anthropology, as well as the general reader interested in Raj memorabilia, Rajputs, and princely household.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)|
About the Author
Susanne H. Rudolph served as president of the American Political Science Association and of the Association for Asian Studies; Lloyd I. Rudolph has served as Chair of the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations; Mohan Singh Kanota is Amar Singh's nephew and heir.
Table of Contents
Selections from Amar Singh's Readings