Colonial Voices: The Discourses of Empire
This accessible cultural history explores 400 years of British imperial adventure in India, developing a coherent narrative through a wide range of colonial documents, from exhibition catalogues to memoirs and travelogues. It shows how these texts helped legitimize the moral ambiguities of colonial rule even as they helped the English fashion themselves.
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Chapter 1 Introducing Colonial Discourse
Chapter 2 Travel Exploration and Discovery From Imagination to Inquiry
Chapter 3 The Discourse of Difference Constructing the Colonial Exotic
Chapter 4 Empire Management From Domestication to Spectacle
Chapter 5 Civilizing the Empire The Ideology of Moral and Material Progress
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