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Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu, 1820-1920

Queeny Pradhan


Empire in the Hills explores the multiple perspectives underlying the aesthetics and spatial politics of development and policy making in different mountain sites of Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu in India during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Multiple voices, sometimes intersecting, sometimes contesting emerge throughout, transforming the nature of imperial discourse. A large number of hill stations were developed by the British in the Indian colony. Different desires, aspirations, and visions coexisted, marked by mutual paradoxes and ambivalences. It becomes evid ... More

Keywords: Landscapes, spaces, Empire, capitalism, settler societies, ecology, indigenous people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463558
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Queeny Pradhan, author
Professor of history, University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.