Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India

Hardcover | November 1, 2008

byEdwin Hirschmann

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This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight-a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta-and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of theardent critics of colonial rule in India during the late nineteenth century. In this volume Hirschmann elaborates on the connections of the world of newsprint with the colonial establishment and Indian people. He also provides a fresh approach to the Orientalism debate by deploying the narrative ofan Englishman, involved in the age of emerging public communication system.

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This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight-a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta-and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of theardent critics of colonial rule in India during...

Edwin Hirschmann is Professor Emeritus of History, Towson University, USA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195696220

ISBN - 13:9780195696226

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PrefaceList of AbbreviationsAbout SourcesIntroductionChapter 1. The Making of a Reformer, 1825-56Chapter 2. The Making of an Editor, 1857-63Chapter 3. The Making of a Dissident, 1864-72Chapter 4. The Making of an Imperial Critic, 1875-81Chapter 5. The Making of a Statesman Elder, 1881-90; Epilogue: A Prophet without Honour?BibliographyIndex