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Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, And Institutions In Colonial India

Indra Sengupta And Daud Ali (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0230113370 / ISBN 13: 9780230113374
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, New Delhi, 2011
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Title: Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, And ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New New

Edition: First

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The essays in this volume take up colonial knowledge as an analytical category in South Asian history. They contribute to long-standing debates around agency and power, as well as newer issues—like the coherence of knowledge systems, architecture and materiality, and the dissemination and reception of knowledge—through detailed empirical and textual work. They demonstrate that historically situated analyses provide the most nuanced answers to such questions. Taken together, they show that no single theory of colonial knowledge is possible and that knowledge had diverse uses and receptions in South Asia’s colonial past, just as it continues to have today.

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Indra Sengupta (PhD, Heidelberg University) is a Research Fellow in British Empire and Commonwealth History at the German Historical Institute London. Her research interests include the production of knowledge on India in colonial India and Europe, especially German Orientalism, and monument-making practices in colonial India. Her current research is on monument-making in colonial India in colonial and metropolitan perspectives. She is the author of From Salon to Discipline: State, University and Indology in Germany, 1821–1914 (Heidelberg, 2005), has edited a special issue called Memory, History, and Colonialism. Engaging with Pierre Nora in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London, Supplement 1 (2009).

Daud Ali (PhD, University of Chicago) is Senior Lecturer in Indian History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His area of specialization is early medieval Indian history (c. 300-1200 CE). He has published articles on courtly and monastic discipline in early India, conventions in erotic poetry and courtship, domestic slavery in medieval south India, and conceptions of space and time in imperial Chola inscriptions. He is author of Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India (Cambridge, 2004). He has also co-authored, with Ronald Inden and Jonathan Walters, Querying the Medieval: Texts and the History of Practice in South Asia (Oxford, 2000), and edited Invoking the Past: the Uses of History in South Asia (Oxford, 1999).


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