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Forster and Orwell reading list

Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study, 2019/20, Semester 2
Professor Stephen Alford
S.Alford@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Primary texts

Orwell, George, Burmese Days (London: Penguin, 1934)  

Forster, E.M., A Passage to India (London: Penguin, 1924)  

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PART 1 - SEMINAR READINGS 

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Week 2: The nature of British India – administration, bureaucracy and the foundations of control

Brown, Judith M., Modern India: The Origins of an Asian Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), ch. 3, pp. 95-107   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Brown, Judith M. and Wm. Roger Louis, eds., The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume IV: The twentieth century ISBN: 0198205643 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Buettner, Elizabeth, Empire families : Britons and late imperial India ISBN: 0199287651 (pbk.) : No price; 0199249075 (cased) : £45.00 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Cain, P. J. and A. G. Hopkins, British imperialism : 1688-2000 ISBN: 0582472865 (pbk.), Second Edition (Harlow and London: Longman, 2001)

Cannadine, David, Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire (London: Penguin, 2002)

Cohn, Bernard S., Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996)

Dewey, Clive, Anglo-Indian attitudes : the mind of the Indian Civil Service ISBN: 1852850973 (acid-free paper) (London: Hambleton Press, 1993)

Gallagher, John and Anil Seal, ‘Britain and India between the wars’, Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x, 15, 3 (1981), 387-414.

Gilmour, David, The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj ISBN: 0719555345 (London: John Murray, 2005)

Gould, William, Bureaucracy, community and influence in India : society and the state, 1930s-1960s ISBN: 9780415776646 (hbk.) : £85.00; 0415776643 (hbk.) : £85.00 (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011)

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in modern South Asia ISBN: 9780521879491; 0521879493; 9780521705110 (pbk.); 0521705118 (pbk.) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Harrison, John and Hunt, Roland, The district officer in India, 1930-1947 ISBN: 0859675602 (London: Scolar Press, 1980)

Howe, Stephen, Anticolonialism in British politics : the left and the end of Empire, 1918-1964 ISBN: 019820423X (acid-free paper) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993)

Hutchins, Francis G., The illusion of permanence : British imperialism in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1967)

Kumar, Vinod, and Arvind Verma, ‘Hegemony, Discipline and Control in the Administration of Police in Colonial India’, Asian Journal of Criminology ISSN: 1871-0131, 4. 1 (2009), pp. 61-78

Potter, David C., India's political administrators, 1919-1983 ISBN: 0198215746 (Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1986)

Spangenburg, Bradford, British bureaucracy in India : status, policy, and the I.C.S. in the late 19th century ISBN: 0883867680 (New Delhi: Manohar Book Service, 1976)

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Week 3: Attitudes to Indians / the Burmese 

Metcalf, Thomas R., Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), ch. 3, pp. 80-92   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Brantlinger, Patrick, Rule of darkness : British literature and imperialism, 1830-1914 ISBN: 0801497671 (pbk); 0801420903 (alk. paper) (Ithaca, N.Y.; London: Cornell University Press, 1988)

Chandra, Uday, ‘Liberalism and Its Other: The Politics of Primitivism in Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Law’, Law & society review. ISSN: 0023-9216, 47. 1 (2013), pp. 135-168

Gilmour, David, The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj ISBN: 0719555345 (London: John Murray, 2005)

Gould, William, Bureaucracy, community and influence in India : society and the state, 1930s-1960s ISBN: 9780415776646 (hbk.) : £85.00; 0415776643 (hbk.) : £85.00 (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011)

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in modern South Asia ISBN: 9780521879491; 0521879493; 9780521705110 (pbk.); 0521705118 (pbk.) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Morey, Peter, Fictions of India : narrative and power ISBN: 0748611819 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd., 2000)

Ong, Aihwa and Michael G. Peletz, eds., Bewitching women, pious men : gender and body politics in Southeast Asia ISBN: 0520088611(pbk); 0520088603 (Berkeley; London: University of California Press, 1995)

Parry, Benita, Delusions and discoveries : studies on India in the British imagination 1880-1930 ISBN: 0713901780 (London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1972)

Rich, Paul B., Race and Empire in British politics ISBN: 0521320178 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986)

Robb, Peter, ed., The concept of race in South Asia ISBN: 0195642686(pbk) : No price; 0195637674 (Delhi; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)Chandra, Uday, ‘Liberalism and Its Other: The Politics of Primitivism in Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Law’, Law & Society Review, 47. 1 (2013), pp. 135-168

Said, Edward W., Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1995)

Said, Edward W., Culture and imperialism (London: Chatto & Windus, 1993)

Singh, Jyotsna G., Colonial narratives/Cultural dialogues : 'discoveries' of India in the language of colonialism ISBN: 0415085195 (pbk); 0415085187; 9780203359679 (ebk.); 0203359674 (ebk.) (London; New York: Routledge, 1996)

Sinha, Mrinalini, Colonial masculinity : the 'manly Englishman' and the 'effeminate Bengali' in the late nineteenth century ISBN: 071904653X (pbk); 0719042852 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995)

Stoler, Ann Laura, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002)

Stoler, Ann Laura, ‘Making empire respectable: the politics of race and sexual morality in twentieth-century colonial cultures’, American Ethnologist ISSN: 0094-0496, 16, 4 (November 1989), 634-660

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Week 4: Prestige and imagery in colonial life

Collingham, E. M., Imperial bodies : the physical experience of the Raj, c. 1800-1947 ISBN: 0745623697 (hb : acid-free paper); 9780745623696 (hb : acid-free paper); 0745623700 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780745623702 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (Cambridge: Polity, 2001), Ch. 4, pp. 117-136   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Buettner, Elizabeth, Empire families : Britons and late imperial India ISBN: 0199287651 (pbk.) : No price; 0199249075 (cased) : £45.00 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Buettner, Elizabeth, ‘Problematic Spaces, Problematic Races: Defining ‘Europeans’ in Late Colonial India’, Women's history review. ISSN: 0961-2025, 9, 2 (2000), 277-297

Cannadine, David, Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire (London: Penguin, 2002)

Cohn, Bernard S., Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996)

Collingham, E. M., Imperial bodies : the physical experience of the Raj, c. 1800-1947 ISBN: 0745623697 (hb : acid-free paper); 9780745623696 (hb : acid-free paper); 0745623700 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780745623702 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)

De Caro, Francis and Rosan A. Jordan, ‘The Wrong Topi: Personal Narratives, Ritual, and the Sun Helmet as a Symbol’, Western folklore. ISSN: 0043-373x, 43, 4 (1984), 233-248

Gilmour, David, The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj ISBN: 0719555345 (London: John Murray, 2005)

Hall, Catherine, ed., Cultures of empire : colonizers in Britain and the empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : a reader ISBN: 0719058589 (pbk); 0719058570 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Hutchins, Francis G., The illusion of permanence : British imperialism in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1967)

Metcalf, Thomas R., Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

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Week 5: Religion in India and the colonial context

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in modern South Asia ISBN: 9780521879491; 0521879493; 9780521705110 (pbk.); 0521705118 (pbk.) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), ch. 2, pp. 30-51  

Bose, Sugata and Ayesha Jalal, Modern South Asia: history, culture, political economy (New York: Routledge, 1998)

Brown, Judith M., Modern India: the origins of an Asian Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994)

Gottschalk, Peter, Religion, science, and empire : classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India ISBN: 9780195393019 (alk. paper) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Gould, William, Bureaucracy, community and influence in India : society and the state, 1930s-1960s ISBN: 9780415776646 (hbk.) : £85.00; 0415776643 (hbk.) : £85.00 (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011)

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in modern South Asia ISBN: 9780521879491; 0521879493; 9780521705110 (pbk.); 0521705118 (pbk.) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Pandey, Gyanendra, The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Shaikh, F., Community and consensus in Islam : Muslim representation in colonial India, 1860-1947 ISBN: 0521363284 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Zavos, John, The emergence of Hindu nationalism in India ISBN: 0195658876 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002)

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Week 6: The colonial orthodoxy – etiquette and behaviour 

Buettner, Elizabeth, ‘Problematic Spaces, Problematic Races: Defining ‘Europeans’ in Late Colonial India’, Women's history review. ISSN: 0961-2025, 9. 2 (2000), pp. 277-297  

Buettner, Elizabeth, Empire families : Britons and late imperial India ISBN: 0199287651 (pbk.) : No price; 0199249075 (cased) : £45.00 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Cohen, Benjamin B., In the club : associational life in colonial South Asia ISBN: 9780719096051 (hbk.); 0719096057 (hbk.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), especially chapters 5 and 6

Cohn, Bernard S., Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996)

Collingham, E. M., Imperial bodies : the physical experience of the Raj, c. 1800-1947 ISBN: 0745623697 (hb : acid-free paper); 9780745623696 (hb : acid-free paper); 0745623700 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780745623702 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)

De Caro, Francis and Rosan A. Jordan, ‘The Wrong Topi: Personal Narratives, Ritual, and the Sun Helmet as a Symbol’, Western folklore. ISSN: 0043-373x, 43, 4 (1984), 233-248

Gilmour, David, The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj ISBN: 0719555345 (London: John Murray, 2005)

Hutchins, Francis G., The illusion of permanence : British imperialism in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1967)

Kincaid, Dennis, British social life in India, 1608-1937 ISBN: 0710072848 (London; Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973)

Kutzer, M. Daphne, Empire's children : empire and imperialism in classic British children's books ISBN: 0815334915 (acid-free paper); 0815338953 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (New York; London: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000)

Levine, Philippa, ed., Gender and Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Metcalf, Thomas R., Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Midgely, C. ed.,  Gender and imperialism ISBN: 0719048206 (pbk ; cloth); 0719048192 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998)

Russell, Penny, A wish of distinction : colonial gentility and femininity [electronic resource] (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1994)

Stoler, Ann Laura, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002)

Stoler, Ann Laura, ‘Making empire respectable: the politics of race and sexual morality in twentieth-century colonial cultures’, American Ethnologist ISSN: 0094-0496, 16, 4 (November 1989), 634-660

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Week 7: Colonial sexuality and relationships 

MacMillan, Margaret, Women of the Raj : the mothers, wives, and daughters of the British Empire in India ISBN: 9780812976397; 0812976398 (New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007), ch. 7, pp. 124-146   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 11/01/2018) 

Buettner, Elizabeth, Empire families : Britons and late imperial India ISBN: 0199287651 (pbk.) : No price; 0199249075 (cased) : £45.00 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Buettner, Elizabeth, ‘Problematic Spaces, Problematic Races: Defining ‘Europeans’ in Late Colonial India’, Women's history review. ISSN: 0961-2025, 9, 2 (2000), 277-297

Cohen, Benjamin B., In the club : associational life in colonial South Asia ISBN: 9780719096051 (hbk.); 0719096057 (hbk.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), especially chapters 5 and 6

Collingham, E. M., Imperial bodies : the physical experience of the Raj, c. 1800-1947 ISBN: 0745623697 (hb : acid-free paper); 9780745623696 (hb : acid-free paper); 0745623700 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780745623702 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)

Gilmour, David, The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj ISBN: 0719555345 (London: John Murray, 2005)

Hall, Catherine, ed., Cultures of empire : colonizers in Britain and the empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : a reader ISBN: 0719058589 (pbk); 0719058570 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Hyam, Ronald, Empire and sexuality : the British experience ISBN: 0719025052 (pbk); 0719025044 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990)

Kincaid, Dennis, British social life in India, 1608-1937 ISBN: 0710072848 (London; Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973)

Levine, Philippa, ed., Gender and Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Midgely, C. ed.,  Gender and imperialism ISBN: 0719048206 (pbk ; cloth); 0719048192 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998)

Ong, Aihwa and Michael G. Peletz, eds., Bewitching women, pious men : gender and body politics in Southeast Asia ISBN: 0520088611(pbk); 0520088603 (Berkeley; London: University of California Press, 1995)

Parry, Benita, Delusions and discoveries : studies on India in the British imagination 1880-1930 ISBN: 0713901780 (London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1972)

Russell, Penny, A wish of distinction : colonial gentility and femininity [electronic resource] (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1994)

Stoler, Ann Laura, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002)

Stoler, Ann Laura, ‘Making empire respectable: the politics of race and sexual morality in twentieth-century colonial cultures’, American Ethnologist ISSN: 0094-0496, 16, 4 (November 1989), 634-660

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Week 8: Indian landscape in the western imagination 

Skaria, Ajay, 'Shades of Wildness Tribe, Caste, and Gender in Western India', The journal of Asian studies. ISSN: 0021-9118, 56. 3 (1997), pp. 726-745, especially pp. 726-738  

Adas, Michael, Machines as the measure of men: science, technology, and ideologies of Western dominance (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989)

Arnold, David, Science, technology and medicine in colonial India ISBN: 0521617189; 0521563194 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Arnold, David and Ramachandra Guha, eds., Nature, culture, imperialism : essays on the environmental history of South Asia ISBN: 0195634284 (Delhi; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Brown, Judith M. and Wm. Roger Louis, eds., The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume IV: The twentieth century ISBN: 0198205643 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Chowdhry, Prem, Colonial India and the making of empire cinema : image, ideology and identity ISBN: 0719057922 (pbk.) : £14.99; 0719057256 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Crane, Ralph, Inventing India : a history of India in English-language fiction ISBN: 0333563638 : £35.00 (Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1992)

Drayton, R., Nature's government : science, imperial Britain and the 'improvement' of the world ISBN: 0300059760 (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2000)

Gorra, Michael, After Empire : Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie ISBN: 0226304752 (paper : alk. paper); 0226304744 (cloth : alk. paper) (Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 1997)

Gottschalk, Peter, Religion, science, and empire : classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India ISBN: 9780195393019 (alk. paper) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Green, Martin, Dreams of adventure, deeds of empire (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980)

Greenberger, Allen J., The British image of India : a study in the literature of imperialism, 1880-1960 ISBN: 0192121731 (London: Oxford University Press, 1969)

MacKenzie, John M. ed., Imperialism and the natural world ISBN: 0719029007 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990)

Mukherjee, Sujit, Forster and further : the tradition of Anglo-Indian fiction ISBN: 0863112897 (London: Sangam, 1993)

Ong, Aihwa and Michael G. Peletz, eds., Bewitching women, pious men : gender and body politics in Southeast Asia ISBN: 0520088611(pbk); 0520088603 (Berkeley; London: University of California Press, 1995)

Parry, Benita, Delusions and discoveries : studies on India in the British imagination 1880-1930 ISBN: 0713901780 (London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1972)

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Week 9: Violence and the military in colonial life 

Yong, Tan Tai, The garrison state : the military, government and society in colonial Punjab 1849-1947 ISBN: 0761933360 (New Delhi: Sage, 2005), Ch. 2, pp. 70-97  

Cain, P. J. and A. G. Hopkins, British imperialism : 1688-2000 ISBN: 0582472865 (pbk.), Second Edition (Harlow and London: Longman, 2001)

Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan, ‘Customs of Governance: Colonialism and Democracy in Twentieth Century India’, Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x, 41, 3 (2007), 441-470

Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan, Imperial power and popular politics : class, resistance and the state in India, c. 1850-1950 ISBN: 0521596920 (pb); 0521592348 (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Condos, Mark, ‘Licence to Kill: The Murderous Outrages Act and the Rule of Law in Colonial India’, Modern Asian studies., 50. 2 (2016), pp. 479-517

Gallagher, John and Anil Seal, ‘Britain and India between the wars’, Modern Asian studies., 15, 3 (1981), 387-414

Jeffrey, K., ‘‘An English Barrack in the Oriental Seas’? India in the aftermath of the First World War’, Modern Asian studies., 15, 3 (1981), 369-386

Leake, Elisabeth, ‘British India versus the British Empire: The Indian Army and an impasse in imperial defence, circa 1919-39’, Modern Asian studies., 48. 1 (2013), pp. 301-329

Sayer, Derek, ‘British Reaction to the Amritsar Massacre 1919-1920’, Past & present., 131 (1991), 130-164

Sherman, Taylor C., State violence and punishment in India ISBN: 9780415626699 (pbk); 9780415559706 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415559707 (hbk.) : £75.00; 9780203865316 (ebook); 0203865316 (ebook) (London: Routledge, 2010)

Tuteja, K. L., ‘Jallianwalla Bagh: A Critical Juncture in the Indian National Movement’, Social Scientist, 25, ½ (Jan-Feb 1997), 25-61

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Week 10: Law and policing in the colonial public sphere

Saha, Jonathan, ‘A Mockery of Justice? Colonial Law, the Everyday State and Village Politics in the Burma Delta, c. 1890-1910’, Past & present., 217. 1 (2012), pp. 187-212, especially pp. 192-208  

Cain, P. J. and A. G. Hopkins, British imperialism : 1688-2000 ISBN: 0582472865 (pbk.), Second Edition (Harlow and London: Longman, 2001)

Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan, ‘Customs of Governance: Colonialism and Democracy in Twentieth Century India’, Modern Asian studies., 41, 3 (2007), 441-470

Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan, Imperial power and popular politics : class, resistance and the state in India, c. 1850-1950 ISBN: 0521596920 (pb); 0521592348 (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Chandra, Uday, ‘Liberalism and Its Other: The Politics of Primitivism in Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Law’, Law & society review. ISSN: 0023-9216, 47. 1 (2013), pp. 135-168

Giuliani, Erin M., ‘Strangers in the Village? Colonial Policing in Rural Bengal, 1861-1892’, Modern Asian studies., 49. 5 (2015), pp. 1378-1404

Kolsky, Elizabeth, ‘Codification and the Rule of Colonial Difference: Criminal Procedure in British India’, Law and history review. ISSN: 0738-2480, 23. 3 (2005), pp. 631-683

Kumar, Vinod, and Arvind Verma, ‘Hegemony, Discipline and Control in the Administration of Police in Colonial India’, Asian Journal of Criminology ISSN: 1871-0131, 4. 1 (2009), pp. 61-78

Major, Andrew J, 'State and Criminal Tribes in Colonial Punjab: Surveillance, Control and Reclamation of the "Dangerous Classes"', Modern Asian studies., vol. 33, no. 3 (1999): 657-688

Metcalf, Thomas R., Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Sherman, Taylor, State violence and punishment in India ISBN: 9780415626699 (pbk); 9780415559706 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415559707 (hbk.) : £75.00; 9780203865316 (ebook); 0203865316 (ebook) (London: Routledge, 2010)

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PART 2 – ESSAY READING LISTS

Non-assessed essay question:

To what extent would you agree that imagery and prestige were the most important factors in the maintenance of colonial rule in British India in the 1920s and ‘30s?

Buettner, Elizabeth, ‘Problematic Spaces, Problematic Races: Defining ‘Europeans’ in Late Colonial India’, Women's history review. ISSN: 0961-2025, 9, 2 (2000), 277-297

Cannadine, David, Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire (London: Penguin, 2002)

Cohen, Benjamin B., In the club : associational life in colonial South Asia ISBN: 9780719096051 (hbk.); 0719096057 (hbk.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), especially chapters 5 and 6

Cohn, Bernard S., Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996)

Collingham, E. M., Imperial bodies : the physical experience of the Raj, c. 1800-1947 ISBN: 0745623697 (hb : acid-free paper); 9780745623696 (hb : acid-free paper); 0745623700 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780745623702 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)

De Caro, Francis and Rosan A. Jordan, ‘The Wrong Topi: Personal Narratives, Ritual, and the Sun Helmet as a Symbol’, Western folklore. ISSN: 0043-373x, 43, 4 (1984), 233-248

Fischer-Tiné, Harald and Michael Mann, eds., Colonialism as civilizing mission : cultural ideology in British India ISBN: 0857287486 (ebk); 9780857287489; 1843310910; 1843310929; 1843313634 (London: Wimbledon Publishing Company, 2004)

Gallagher, John and Anil Seal, ‘Britain and India between the wars’, Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x, 15, 3 (1981), 387-414

Gilmour, David, The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj ISBN: 0719555345 (London: John Murray, 2005)

Hutchins, Francis G., The illusion of permanence : British imperialism in India (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1967)

Kincaid, Dennis, British social life in India, 1608-1937 ISBN: 0710072848London; Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973)

Metcalf, Thomas R., Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Russell, Penny, A wish of distinction : colonial gentility and femininity [electronic resource]y (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1994)

Assessed essay questions:

1) How much can Orwell and Forster’s characters tell us about gender relations in the colonial public sphere?

Buettner, Elizabeth, Empire families : Britons and late imperial India ISBN: 0199287651 (pbk.) : No price; 0199249075 (cased) : £45.00a (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Buettner, Elizabeth, ‘Problematic Spaces, Problematic Races: Defining ‘Europeans’ in Late Colonial India’, Women's history review. ISSN: 0961-2025, 9, 2 (2000), 277-297

Cohen, Benjamin B., In the club : associational life in colonial South Asia ISBN: 9780719096051 (hbk.); 0719096057 (hbk.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), especially chapters 5 and 6

Collingham, E. M., Imperial bodies : the physical experience of the Raj, c. 1800-1947 ISBN: 0745623697 (hb : acid-free paper); 9780745623696 (hb : acid-free paper); 0745623700 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780745623702 (pbk. : acid-free paper) (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)

Crane, Ralph, Inventing India : a history of India in English-language fiction ISBN: 0333563638 : £35.00 (Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1992)

Gorra, Michael, After Empire : Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie ISBN: 0226304752 (paper : alk. paper); 0226304744 (cloth : alk. paper) (Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 1997)

Hall, Catherine, ed., Cultures of empire : colonizers in Britain and the empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : a reader ISBN: 0719058589 (pbk); 0719058570 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Hyam, Ronald, Empire and sexuality : the British experience ISBN: 0719025052 (pbk); 0719025044 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990)

Kincaid, Dennis, British social life in India, 1608-1937 ISBN: 0710072848 (London; Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973)

Levine, Philippa, ed., Gender and Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Midgely, C. ed., Gender and imperialism ISBN: 0719048206 (pbk ; cloth); 0719048192 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998)

Ong, Aihwa and Michael G. Peletz, eds., Bewitching women, pious men : gender and body politics in Southeast Asia ISBN: 0520088611(pbk); 0520088603 (Berkeley; London: University of California Press, 1995)

Parry, Benita, Delusions and discoveries : studies on India in the British imagination 1880-1930 ISBN: 0713901780 (London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1972)

Patai, Daphne, The Orwell mystique : a study in male ideology ISBN: 0870234471(pbk) : $14.95; 0870234463 (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984)

Russell, Penny, A wish of distinction : colonial gentility and femininity [electronic resource] (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1994)

Stoler, Ann Laura, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002)

2) Why do Forster and Orwell's portrayals of non-European colonial society differ?

Abrams, M. H., and Stephen Greenblatt, eds., The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th edn, Vol. F (New York: W. W. Norton, 2012)

Brantlinger, Patrick, Rule of darkness : British literature and imperialism, 1830-1914 ISBN: 0801497671 (pbk); 0801420903 (alk. paper) (Ithaca, N.Y.; London: Cornell University Press, 1988)

Brown, Judith M., ‘“Life Histories” and the History of Modern South Asia’, The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762, 114, 3 (2009), 587-595

Cohen, Benjamin B., In the club : associational life in colonial South Asia ISBN: 9780719096051 (hbk.); 0719096057 (hbk.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), especially chapters 5 and 6

Crane, Ralph, Inventing India : a history of India in English-language fiction ISBN: 0333563638 : £35.00 (Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1992)

Cunningham, Valentine, British writers of the thirties ISBN: 0192826557 (pbk); 0192122673 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988)

Green, Martin, Dreams of adventure, deeds of empire (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980)

Greenberger, Allen J., The British image of India : a study in the literature of imperialism, 1880-1960 ISBN: 0192121731 (London: Oxford University Press, 1969)

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