Tall Tales And True: India, Historiography And British Imperial Imaginings


by Brittlebank, Kate (Ed.)

Tall Tales And True: India, Historiography And British Imperial Imaginings

Price:  US$31.92   (SGD39.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 142 pages
Published:  2008, Australia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781876924614
SB#:  048806 (101)

About This Book

Tall tales and true: India, historiography and British imperial imaginings is an interdisciplinary collection of eight case studies. Written in an engaging and accessible style, in order to appeal not only to specialists but also to students, teachers and general readers, it explores issues relating to the construction of historical narratives. The book presents re-assessments of a number of emblematic people and events that appear within the narrative of British imperial power: the Black Hole of Calcutta, Governor-General Warren Hastings, Tipu Sultan of Mysore, Arthur Wellesley and the battle of Assaye, the Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh, William Sleeman and the thugs, and the Indian Revolt of 1857-58. It concludes with an examination of the life of Madan Mohan Malaviya, an ambiguous figure who has been difficult to place in conventional narratives of Indian nationalism.


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