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First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more Anglo-Indian writer. The author demonstrates the traditionalism of Kipling’s use of the themes of Anglo-Indian fiction – themes such as the ‘White Man’s grave’, domestic instability, frustration and loneliness. In particular, Kipling is shown to be writing in a strongly conservative idiom, concentrating on the role of the British hierarchy as the determining factor in a response to India, on British insecurity and fears of a repeat of the 1857 mutiny, and regarding Indian institutions only in so far as they represented a threat to British rule. Conservative critiques of liberalism are also discussed.
About the Author:
Bart Moore-Gilbert is Reader in Postcolonial Studies and English at Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
Title: Kipling and Orientalism
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1986. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88109861
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Coffee stain to fore edge, not effecting pages at all. Curiously awful, dot-matrix-style typography. Seller Inventory # 055856
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0312456441