9780415497824

Savagery and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean: Power, Pleasure and the Andaman Islanders

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780415497824

  • ISBN10:

    0415497825

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-05
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $170.00 Save up to $143.62
  • Buy New
    $164.90
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    THIS ITEM IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLISHER, BUT IS EXPECTED IN SOON. PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW AND WE WILL SHIP IT AS SOON AS IT ARRIVES.

Supplemental Materials

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 access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

This book examines the social, political and ideological dimensions of the encounter between the indigenous inhabitants of the Andaman islands, British colonizers and Indian settlers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The British-Indian penal settlements in the Andaman Islands '¬ ; beginning tentatively in 1789 and renewed on a larger scale in 1858 '¬ ; represent an extensive, complex experiment in the management of populations through colonial discourses of race, criminality, civilization, and savagery. Focussing on the ubiquitous characterization of the Andaman islanders as '¬Üsavages'¬", this study explores the particular relationship between savagery and the practice of colonialism. Satadru Sen examines savagery and the savage as dynamic components of colonialism in South Asia: not intellectual abstractions with clear and fixed meanings, but politically '¬Üalive'¬" and fiercely contested products of the colony. Illuminating and historicizing the processes by which the discourse of savagery goes through multiple and fundamental shifts between the late eighteenth and late nineteenth centuries, he shows the links and breaks between these shifts and changing ideas of race, adulthood and masculinity in the Andamans, British India, Britain and in the wider empire. He also highlights the implications of these changes for the '¬Üsavages'¬" themselves. At the broadest level, this book re-examines the relationship between the modern and the primitive in a colonial world.

Author Biography

Satadru sen examines savagery and the savage as dynamic components of colonialism in South Asia: not intellectual abstractions with clear and fixed meaning but politically alive and fiercely contested products of the colony. IIIuminating and historicizing the processes by which the discourse of savagery goes through multiple and fundamental shifts between the late eighteenth and late nineteenth centuries, he shows the links and breaks between these shifts and changing ideas of race, adulthood and masculinity in the Andamans, British India, Britain and in the wide empire He also highlights the implications of these changes for the savages themselves At the broadest level this book re examines the relationship between the modern and the primitive in a colonial world. Satadru Sen teaches south Asian History at Queens College at the City university of New york, Usa. He is the author of Colonial Childhoods The Juvenile Periphery of India 1860-1945 Migrant Races Empire Identity and K.s Ranjitsinhji Disciplining punishment Colonialism and Convict society in the Andaman Islands and (as co-editor) Confronting the Body The politics of physicality on Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Racializing the Andamanesep. 25
Counterinsurgency and the junglep. 53
Clearings of the kidnappedp. 90
The dying savage: work, medicine and Andamanese extinctionp. 127
Another jungle: natives and savagesp. 157
Savage pleasures: the erotics of the Andamanese bodyp. 181
Conclusion: beyond the clearingp. 208
Notesp. 216
Bibliographyp. 250
Indexp. 261
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review