Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India by Edwin HirschmannRobert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India by Edwin Hirschmann

Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian India

byEdwin Hirschmann

Hardcover | November 1, 2008

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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.
Edwin Hirschmann is Professor Emeritus of History, Towson University, USA.
Title:Robert Knight: Reforming Editor in Victorian IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195696220

ISBN - 13:9780195696226


Table of Contents

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