CART

(0) items

The Classics and Colonial India,9780199203239
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

The Classics and Colonial India

by
ISBN13:

9780199203239

ISBN10:
0199203237
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/12/2013
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 7/12/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

This extraordinary book provides a detailed account of the relationship between classical antiquity and the British colonial presence in India. It examines some of the great figures of the colonial period such as Gandhi, Nehru, Macaulay, Jowett, and William Jones, and covers a range of different disciplines as it sweeps from the eighteenth century to the end of the British Raj in the twentieth. Using a variety of materials, including archival documents and familiar texts, Vasunia shows how classical culture pervaded the thoughts and minds of the British colonizers. His book highlights the many Indian receptions of Greco-Roman antiquity and analyses how Indians turned to ancient Greece and Rome during the colonial period for a variety of purposes, including anti-colonialism, nationalism, and collaboration. Offering a unique cross-cultural study, this volume will be of interest to literary scholars and historians of the classical world, the British Empire, and South Asia.

Author Biography


Phiroze Vasunia is a Professor of Classics at the University of Reading.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements
Illustrations
Introduction
Part One: Alexander in India
1. Dreams of Alexander
2. Sikandar and the History of India
Part Two: Caesar in Peccavistan
3. Greater Rome and Greater Britain
4. Visions of Antiquity: Architecture and the Classical Style
5. Competitionwallahs: Greek, Latin, and the Indian Civil Service
Part Three: Co-operation and Liberation
6. Homer and Virgil
7. Aristophanes Wealth and Dalpatram s Lakshmi
8. Athens in Calcutta: Derozio, Dutt, and the Bengal Renaissance
Epilogue: Gandhi, Nehru, Socrates
Bibliography


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...