Writing India: Colonial Ethnography in the Nineteenth Century

Hardcover | March 10, 2012

EditorMushirul Hasan

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Bringing together a wealth of archival documents from later nineteenth century, this book presents ethnographic notes on a variety of communities like Brahmans, Rajputs, Sikhs, Garhwalis, Muhammadens, and Dogras. They provide comprehensive information about their everyday lives; geographicaldistribution; physical and linguistic attributes; myths and genealogies; customs and traditions; religious and social observances; and livelihood patterns. Written by administrators, ethnographers, army officials, travellers, these documents are carefully edited and annotated by Mushirul Hasan. Hisintroduction locates these communities in the larger context of imperial ideologies and ethnographic debates around late-nineteenth-early twentieth century India. , This book will interest researchers, students, and scholars of modern Indian history, sociology, and anthropology.

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Bringing together a wealth of archival documents from later nineteenth century, this book presents ethnographic notes on a variety of communities like Brahmans, Rajputs, Sikhs, Garhwalis, Muhammadens, and Dogras. They provide comprehensive information about their everyday lives; geographicaldistribution; physical and linguistic attrib...

Mushirul Hasan is former Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 11.02 × 8.66 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198074069

ISBN - 13:9780198074069

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Introduction1. Notes on Rajputs by Captain W.J. Newell2. Notes on Rajputana Rajputs by Captain W. Prior3. Introduction to the Notes of Brahmanism and Hinduism by Captain W.J. Newell4. Notes on Brahmans by Captain W.J. Newell5. Notes on the Hindu Religion by Captain W.J. Newell6. Memorandum on Sikhs by Captain R.T. Crowther7. Memorandum on Garhwalis8. Notes on Hindustani Muhammadans by Captain F.G.R. Ostrehan9. Notes on Punjabi Muhammadans by Captain A. Hamilton10. Notes on Dogras by Captain K.P. Burne