Orientalism, Evangelicalism, and the Military Cantonment in Early 19th Century India
|Author: ||Cassels, Nancy|
These essays assess some of the leading forces behind cultural encounter in the formative period 1785-1857. Assesses the importance of Orientalist scholars, the Utilitarian historian James Mill, soldiers and sepoys of the `Garrison State', and Evangelical missionaries in the colonial and, where sources permit, subaltern context of the East India Company regime.
". . . a most welcome contribution to debates about a period whose contours a few years ago seemed to be clearly mapped, but on which now, as Dr. Cassels rightly puts it in her introduction, `the verdict is yet to be pronounced.'. . . . essays in this collection add very significantly to our understanding of the constraints on the Raj in the early nineteenth century." P.J. Marshall