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The Classics and Colonial India

Phiroze Vasunia


Greeks and Romans, Indians and Britons, all come together in the exploration of a fascinating and under-explored phenomenon. Written by a leading authority in the subject, this book provides a lively and detailed discussion of the relationship between classical antiquity and the British colonial presence in India. It examines some of the great figures of the colonial period such as Gandhi and Nehru and Macaulay and Gladstone; it makes accessible hard-to-find texts and archival material; and it covers a range of different disciplines as it sweeps from the eighteenth century to the end of the Br ... More

Keywords: classical antiquity, india, british empire, british raj, gandhi, nehru, macaulay, jowett, seeley, william jones, henry derozio, michael madhusudan dutt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199203239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phiroze Vasunia, author
Professor of Classics at the University of Reading