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Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Javed Majeed


Drawing on contemporary critical work on colonialism and the cross-cultural encounter, this book is a study of the emergence of utilitarianism as a new political language in Britain in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. It focuses on the relationship between this language and the complexities of British Imperial experience in India at the time. Examining the work of James Mill and Sir William Jones, and also that of the poets Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, the book highlights the role played by aesthetic and linguistic attitudes in the formulation of British views on India, and reveals ... More

Keywords: colonialism, utilitarianism, Britain, India, James Mill, Sir William Jones, Robert Southey, Thomas Moore, cultural identities, orientalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198117865
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Javed Majeed, author
Centre for South Asian Studies