Orientalist research has most often been characterised as an integral element of the European will-to-power over the Asian world. This study seeks to nuance this view, and asserts that British Orientalism in India was also an inherently complex and unstable enterprise, predicated upon the cultural authority of the Sanskrit pandits.
MICHAEL S. DODSON is Assistant Professor of South Asian and British Imperial History at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Michael S. Dodson
Date of Publication
History: World & General
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series