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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Orientalism and Race

Aryanism in the British Empire

Authors: Ballantyne, T.

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This study traces the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism within the British Empire. The idea of an Aryan race became an important feature of imperial culture in the nineteenth century, feeding into debates in Britain, Ireland, India, and the Pacific. The global reach of the Aryan idea reflected the complex networks that enabled the global reach of British Imperialism. Tony Ballantyne charts the shifting meanings of Aryanism within these 'webs' of Empire.

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TONY BALLANTYNE is Lecturer in History at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. His research focuses on the interconnections between South Asian and British history, with a particular emphasis on the intellectual and cultural networks that reshaped South Asia in the nineteenth century. His other publications include Between Colonialism and Diaspora: Sikh Cultural Formations in an Imperial World (2006) and Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial encounters in World History (2005), co-edited with Antoinette Burton.

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'An impressive first book...His grasp of three imperial locations...makes for a powerful analysis. It is an important piece of work and deserves to be widely read.' - Catherine Hall, Journal of Modern History

'Tony Ballantyne has done a masterful job... an excellent start for historians interested in tracing a world system of ideas. The work...will appeal to a broad audience of scholars. I recommend it to anyone interested in New Zealand, India, the intellectual foundations of imperialism, Orientalism in general, or simply the history of ideas.' - Journal of World History

'An important work...innovative and lucid...Combining a wide-ranging comparative framework with rigorous analysis of textual links and intellectual influences, the work has broken the mould of intellectual histories of the British empire. Ballantyne has done imperial history a major service.' - History Workshop Journal

'This is no token attempt at transnational history. It is the real thing.' - James Belich, American Historical Review

'...stands out from its contemporaries in presenting the empire...' - Mrinalini Sinha, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

'Orientalism and Race is a roaming work that encapsulates more material than one would have thought possible in fewer than 200 pages...provides a new perspective on the study of history, colonialism and the humanities.' - Ian Malcolmson, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Aryanism and the Webs of Empire

    Pages 1-17

    Ballantyne, Tony

  • The Emergence of Aryanism: Company Orientalism, Colonial Governance and Imperial Ethnology

    Pages 18-55

    Ballantyne, Tony

  • Indocentrism on the New Zealand Frontier: Geographies of Race, Empire and Nation

    Pages 56-82

    Ballantyne, Tony

  • Systematizing Religion: from Tahiti to the Tat Khalsa

    Pages 83-117

    Ballantyne, Tony

  • ‘Hello Ganesha!’: Indocentrism and the Interpretation of Maori Religion

    Pages 118-145

    Ballantyne, Tony

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Orientalism and Race
Book Subtitle
Aryanism in the British Empire
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50807-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230508071
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-96360-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-50703-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 266
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