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British India and Victorian Literary Culture
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British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Abstract

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the thriving periodicals culture of British India are examined alongside novels and travel-writing by authors including Philip Meadows Taylor, Emma Roberts and Rudyard Kipling, and the historical narratives of James Tod. Opening with an overview and discussion of the literary marketplace of the early nineteenth century, it moves on to the analysis of key moments, events and concerns of Victorian India, in ... More

Keywords: British Indian literature, Periodicals, Literary marketplace, Indian Mutiny, Historiography, Exile, Consumption, Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640683
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Máire ní Fhlathúin, author
Lecturer in English Studies, University of Nottingham