Sympathy and India in British Literature, 1770-1830: The Role of Sympathy in British Literature on…

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byAndrew Rudd

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India exerted a powerful grip over the imagination of British authors during the Romantic period. But what was the true nature of their engagement with the Subcontinent? This study argues that depictions of India had to come to terms with India's strangeness and distance from Britain, as well as the aesthetic requirements of European culture.

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India exerted a powerful grip over the imagination of British authors during the Romantic period. But what was the true nature of their engagement with the Subcontinent? This study argues that depictions of India had to come to terms with India's strangeness and distance from Britain, as well as the aesthetic requirements of European c...

ANDREW RUDD teaches English literature at the Open University, UK, and Florida State University in London. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.77 × 0.79 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
List of illustrations
Introduction
Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings
Sir William Jones and the Asiatic Society of Bengal
Sensibility in a Hot Climate: Literary Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century Calcutta
The Apostasy of British Orientalism: Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgans The Missionary, Southeys The Curse of Kehama and Maturins Melmoth the Wanderer
Oriental versus Orientalist Poetry: The Debate in Romantic Period Literary Criticism
Epilogue: Orientalism under Pressure
Bibliography
Index