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ISBN 9788129110435

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129110435

ISBN-10 8129110431


Number of Pages 116 Pages
Language (English)


Hindoostan is a major contribution to the study of the encounter between Europeans and non-Europeans in the early colonial period. It is an in-depth analysis of Hindu society, politics and religion, offering a detailed and systematic study of character, manners, habits and costumes of the Hindu way of life. It is further embellished by the presence of more than one hundred coloured engravings dating back to the year 1822. It records a description of the people of India which, as rightly pointed out by the editor, is 'not a single nation, but a great number of nations intermixed together.' Hindoostan tries to capture the verve and variety of this land, and it is unique in its effective conceptualization of a vast cultural terrain. About the Author Hindoostan is a rare documentation by a European, edited by Frederic Shoberi, about the western perception of the ways and customs of the east. It is for those interested in the dynamics of cross-cultural encounters, historical analyses of travel literature, and the historiography of the period. This book is a treat for students and scholars of anthropology and ethnography as well as for book lovers and collectors.

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