Knowledge, Mediation and Empire: James Tod's Journeys Among the Rajputs

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This study of the British colonial administrator James Tod (1782-1835), who spent five years in north-western India (1818-22) collecting every conceivable type of material of historical or cultural interest on the Rajputs and the Gujaratis, gives special attention to his role as a mediator of knowledge about this little-known region of the British Empire in the early nineteenth century to British and European audiences. The book aims to illustrate that British officers did not spend all their time oppressing and ...

Knowledge, Mediation and Empire: James Tod's Journeys Among the Rajputs 2015, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719090806

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