|Forlag||Taylor and Francis|
|Emne||Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism; English; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Literary studies: general; Literary studies: post-colonial literature|
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Om Kipling and "Orientalism" (R
First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo- Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as 'revealer of the East', in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more Anglo-Indian writer. The author demonstrates the traditionalism of Kipling's use of the themes of Anglo- Indian fiction - themes such as the 'White Man's grave', domestic instability, frustration and loneliness. In particular, Kipling is shown to be writing in a strongly conservative idiom, concentrating on the role of the British hierarchy as the determining factor in a response to India, on British insecurity and fears of a repeat of the 1857 mutiny, and regarding Indian institutions only in so far as they represented a threat to British rule. Conservative critiques of liberalism are also discussed.