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Sentiment and Self – Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Sentiment and Self: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Peter Robb


This volume examines the diaries of Richard Blechynden, a surveyor, architect, and builder in Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries and papers, this book and its companion give a unique perspective into colonial households, daily life, corruption in law and private conduct, and emerging norms of identity. It explores the British impact on Indians and the Indian experience of the British, and shows detailed portraits of the servants and the children in Blechynden's household. The book also examines employer–employee relations between the ... More

Keywords: Richard Blechynden, servants, marriage, employment, colonial households, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198075127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.001.0001


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Peter Robb, author

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