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Palgrave Macmillan

British Encounters with India, 1750-1830

A Sourcebook

ISBN 9780230231436
Publication Date August 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

A collection of 18th- and early 19th-century primary texts and images that represent various facets of the cross-cultural interaction between India and Britain. The anthology suggests that for a brief period - while most Europeans were involved in projects of Empire and domination - some British envisioned a convergence of cultures.

TIM KEIRN is Lecturer in both History and Education at California State University, Long Beach, USA. He has published a range of articles and essays on eighteenth-century British and World history as well as in History Education. He is the author of Witness to World History: The Early Modern Period (forthcoming 2013).

NORBERT SCHURER is Associate Professor in the English department at California State University, Long Beach, USA. His research and teaching focuses on eighteenth-century British literature, book history, and women's writing. His recent publications include an edition of the novel Sophia by Charlotte Lennox and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children: A Reader's Guide.

List of Maps
Note on the Texts
Politics and Governance
Colony and Metropole
Gender and Domestic Life
Bibliography and Further Reading 


'The texts are well-chosen, arresting and entertaining, with a judicious mix of the historically indispensable and the fascinatingly obscure.' - Alexander Morrison, Lecturer in Imperial History, University of Liverpool
'This is a genuinely ground-breaking anthology of texts that has the potential to transform teaching and scholarship in the area. The editors are to be commended for their judicious choice of texts, and for their careful presentation of the material to students, teachers and scholars.' - Markman Ellis, Professor of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
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