Idolatry and the colonial idea of India: visions of horror, allegories of enlightenment (Record no. 210060)

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International Standard Book Number 9781138106161
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Classification number 954
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Personal name Ganguly, Swagato
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Title Idolatry and the colonial idea of India: visions of horror, allegories of enlightenment
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Name of publisher, distributor, etc Routledge
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2018
Place of publication, distribution, etc London
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Extent 208 p.
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Title South Asian history and culture
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Bibliography, etc Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Idolatry from Plato to Indiana Jones
1.William Jones and James Mill: The Duplicity of the Colonial Image
2. Idolatry and Fetishism in the Fin-de-siècle: the Orientalism of Friedrich Max Mueller
3. The Aesthetic Image and the Idolatrous Grotesque: John Ruskin, Alice Perrin and E.M. Forster
4. Reforming Idolatrous Hinduism: Rammohan Roy and Bankimchandra Chatterjee
5. Conclusion: Idolatry, Ideology and the Nation-State.
References
Index
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Summary, etc This book explores literary and scholarly representations of India from the 18th to the early 20th centuries in South Asia and the West with idolatry as a point of entry. It charts the intellectual horizon within which the colonial idea of India was framed, tracing sources and genealogies which inform even contemporary descriptions of the subcontinent.

Using idolatry as a concept-metaphor, the book traverses an ambitious path through the works of William Jones, James Mill, Friedrich Max Müller, John Ruskin, Alice Perrin, E. M. Forster, Rammohan Roy and Bankimchandra Chatterjee. It reveals how religion and paganism, history and literature, Oriental thought and Western metaphysics, and social reform and education were unfolded and debated by them. The author underlines how idolatry, irrationality and social disorder came to be linked by discourses informed by Enlightenment, missionary rhetoric and colonial reason.

This book will appeal to scholars and researchers in history, anthropology, literature, culture studies, philosophy, religion, sociology and South Asian studies as well as anyone interested in colonial studies and histories of the Enlightenment.

(https://www.routledge.com/Idolatry-and-the-Colonial-Idea-of-India-Visions-of-Horror-Allegories/Ganguly/p/book/9781138688858)
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element British occupation of India (1765-1947)
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Idolatry in literature - India
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Idolatry - India
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element India - History - 18th century
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element India - History - 19th century
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element India - History - 20th century
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Withdrawn status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent location Current location Shelving location Date acquired Source of acquisition Cost, normal purchase price Item location Full call number Barcode Date last seen Cost, replacement price Koha item type
          Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library   2018-08-29 12 636.00 Slot 2427 (3 Floor, East Wing) 954 G2I2 197587 2018-08-29 795.00 Books

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