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Writing India

Hasan, Mushirul [Hrsg.]:
Writing India : Colonial Ethnography in the Nineteenth Century / ed. and introduced by Mushirul Hasan. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012. - xviii, 446 S. : Ill. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN 978-0-19-807406-9
Rs. 2950,00 (OUP India)
US$ 99,00 (OUP USA)
US$ 126,00 (D.K. Agencies)
DDC: 305.800954
-- OUP (India): bereits erschienen, OUP (USA): angekündigt --

Bringing together a wealth of archival documents from later nineteenth century, this book presents ethnographic notes on a variety of communities like Brahmans, Rajputs, Sikhs, Garhwalis, Muhammadens, and Dogras. They provide comprehensive information about their everyday lives; geographical distribution; physical and linguistic attributes; myths and genealogies; customs and traditions; religious and social observances; and livelihood patterns. Written by administrators, ethnographers, army officials, travellers, these documents are carefully edited and annotated by Mushirul Hasan. His introduction locates these communities in the larger context of imperial ideologies and ethnographic debates around late-nineteenth-early twentieth century India. [Verlagsinformation]

1. Notes on Brahmans by W.J. Newell
2. Notes on the Hindu Religion by W.J. Newell
3. Memorandum on Sikhs by R.T. Crowther
4. Notes on Punjabi Muhammadans by A. Hamilton
5. Notes on Hindustani Muhammadans by F.G.R. Ostrehan
6. Memorandum on Garhwalis by J.T. Evatt
7. Notes on Dogras by K.P. Burne
8. Notes on Rajputs by W.J. Newell
9. Notes on Rajputana Rajputs by W. Prior
Biographical Details of Authors
Note on Editor


MUSHIRUL HASAN is former Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Director General, National Archives of India, New Delhi.

Quellen: Oxford University Press (India); Oxford University Press (USA); D.K. Agencies; WorldCat

Hasan: Writing India, 2012