The Resource Contentious orientalism : Bengali intellectuals at the Asiatic Society of Bengal; circa 1829-circa 1885, Hakim Ikhlef

Contentious orientalism : Bengali intellectuals at the Asiatic Society of Bengal; circa 1829-circa 1885, Hakim Ikhlef

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Contentious orientalism : Bengali intellectuals at the Asiatic Society of Bengal; circa 1829-circa 1885
Title
Contentious orientalism
Title remainder
Bengali intellectuals at the Asiatic Society of Bengal; circa 1829-circa 1885
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Hakim Ikhlef
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Summary
The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by Sir William Jones in Calcutta (nowadays Kolkata) in 1784. It is a learned society which was to carry investigation which bounds would be the geographical limits of Asia and within these limits (...) whatever is performed by Man and produced by Nature. It was thus instituted in order to inquiring into the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature of Asia. Initially a rather selective circle of British scholars, the Society elected Indians to membership from 1829 onwards and elected an Indian as its president, Rajendralal Mitra, in 1885. Two hundred years later, the Government of (independent) India granted the Society the status of National Institution. This thesis focuses on Indian presence at, and contribution to, the Asiatic Society of Bengal between 1829 and 1885 to discuss and address the main positions in the debates on the relationship between knowledge and power in colonial contexts since the publication of the book Orientalism by Edward W. Said. Doing so, it argues that, if Indians collaborated to craft orientalist notions and discourses about India's history and culture, they did so with an agenda of their own. Thus, they appropriated and transformed orientalist ideas, knowledge and applications and which gradually infused it into an ideological framework articulating discourses on Indian national identity, socio-ritual hierarchies and the nation's place in the 'modern world'. Finally, this dissertation seeks to explore the limits of this framework, and its incapacities to integrate the diversity and variety of communities that contributed to form India
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Ikhlef, Hakim
Date time place
Defence date: 14 January 2014
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2014.
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • Asiatic Society of Bengal
  • Intellectuals
  • Bengal (India)
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Contentious orientalism : Bengali intellectuals at the Asiatic Society of Bengal; circa 1829-circa 1885, Hakim Ikhlef
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Examining Board: Professor Sebastian Conrad, EUI; Professor Antonella Romano, EUI; Doctor David Washbrook, Cambridge University; Doctor Pratik Chakrabarti, Kent University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-221) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17497796
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vi, 221 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103601075
Label
Contentious orientalism : Bengali intellectuals at the Asiatic Society of Bengal; circa 1829-circa 1885, Hakim Ikhlef
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Sebastian Conrad, EUI; Professor Antonella Romano, EUI; Doctor David Washbrook, Cambridge University; Doctor Pratik Chakrabarti, Kent University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17497796
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vi, 221 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103601075

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