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The Resource The return of the Mughal : historical fiction and despotism in colonial India, 1863-1908, Alex Padamsee

The return of the Mughal : historical fiction and despotism in colonial India, 1863-1908, Alex Padamsee

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The return of the Mughal : historical fiction and despotism in colonial India, 1863-1908
Title
The return of the Mughal
Title remainder
historical fiction and despotism in colonial India, 1863-1908
Statement of responsibility
Alex Padamsee
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Pivot explores the uses of the Mughal past in the historical fiction of colonial India. Through detailed reconsiderations of canonical works by Rudyard Kipling, Flora Annie Steel and Romesh Chunder Dutt, the author argues for a more complex and integral understanding of the part played by the Mughal imaginary in colonial and early Indian nationalist projections of sovereignty. Evoking the rich historical and transnational contexts of these literary narratives, the study demonstrates the ways in which, at successive moments of crisis and contestation in the later Raj, the British Indian state continued to be troubled by its early and profound investments in models of despotism first located by colonial administrators in the figure of the Mughal emperor. At the heart of these political fictions lay the issue of territoriality and the founding problem of a British claim to sole proprietorship of Indian land - a form of Orientalist exceptionalism that at once underpinned and could never fully be integrated with the colonial rule of law. Alongside its recovery of a wealth of popular and often overlooked colonial historiography, The Return of the Mughal emphasises the relevance of theories of political theology - from Carl Schmitt and Ernst Kantorowicz to Talal Asad and Giorgio Agamben - to our understanding of the fictional and jurisprudential histories of colonialism. This study aims to show just how closely the pageantry and romance of empire in India connects to its early politics of terror and even today continues to inform the figure of the Mughal in the sectarian politics of Hindu Nationalism
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1966-
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Padamsee, Alex
Dewey number
954.03
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9080
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave pivot
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  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • Historical fiction, Indic (English)
  • India
  • Imperialism in literature
  • HISTORY
  • Colonial influence
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Politics and government
  • India
Label
The return of the Mughal : historical fiction and despotism in colonial India, 1863-1908, Alex Padamsee
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The devil's sovereignty: plagiarism and political theology in Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King -- 3. Flora Annie Steel and the jurisprudence of emergency -- 4. Time and the nation: Mughals, Maine and modernities in Romesh Chunder Dutt's historical fiction -- 5. Conclusion
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1061275190
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781137354945
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-35494-5.
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com.springer.onix.9781137354945
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1061275190
Label
The return of the Mughal : historical fiction and despotism in colonial India, 1863-1908, Alex Padamsee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The devil's sovereignty: plagiarism and political theology in Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King -- 3. Flora Annie Steel and the jurisprudence of emergency -- 4. Time and the nation: Mughals, Maine and modernities in Romesh Chunder Dutt's historical fiction -- 5. Conclusion
Control code
1061275190
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137354945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-35494-5.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9781137354945
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1061275190

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