Imperial Bodies The Physical Experience of the Raj, C. 1800-1947

ISBN-10: 0745623700

ISBN-13: 9780745623702

Edition: 2001

Authors: E. M. Collingham

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Through a discussion of texts and practices, the human body is introduced into the historical account as an active social principle. Collingham paints a vivid picture of the life and manners of the British in India.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 7/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Plates
The Nabob, c.1800-1857
The Indianized Body
Rule in an 'Indian idiom'
Survival in an 'Indian idiom'
The dangers of indianization
The limits of indianization
The depth of indianization
The Anglicization of the Body
Rule in a British idiom
The ban on the East
Survival in a British idiom
The Limits of Anglicization
The 'baba logue'
The bungalow
The household servants
The Sahib, 1858-1939
The Sahib as an Instrument of Rule
The competition-wallah and the ideal official body
Imperial ceremony and the symbolic body
The bureaucratic body
Prestige and physical violence
The Social Body
Social life and conformity
The fragility of domestic space
Prestige in the bathroom
Degeneration and the regulation of sexuality
Race and sociability
Epilogue: The Dissolution of the Anglo-Indian Body, 1939-1947
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