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The black hole of empire : history of a global practice of power, Partha Chatterjee

Label
The black hole of empire : history of a global practice of power
Title
The black hole of empire
Title remainder
history of a global practice of power
Statement of responsibility
Partha Chatterjee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. While this episode was never independently confirmed, the story of "The black hole of Calcutta' was widely circulated and seen by the British public as an atrocity committed by savage colonial subjects. "The Black Hole of Empire" follows the ever-changing representations of this historical event and founding myth of the British Empire in India, from the eighteenth century to the present. Partha Chatterjee explores how a supposed tragedy paved the ideological foundations for the civilizing force of British imperial rule and territorial control in India. Chatterjee takes a close look at the justifications of modern empire by liberal thinkers, international lawyers, and conservative traditionalists, and examines the intellectual and political responses of the colonized, including those of Bengali nationalists. The two sides of empire's entwined history are brought together in the story of the Black Hole memorial: set up in Calcutta in 1760, demolished in 1821, restored by Lord Curzon in 1902, and removed in 1940 to a neglected churchyard. Challenging conventional truisms of imperial history, nationalist scholarship, and liberal visions of globalization, Chatterjee argues that empire is a necessary and continuing part of the history of the modern state
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chatterjee, Partha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East India Company
  • East India Company
  • Black Hole Incident (Kolkata, India : 1756)
  • Bengal (India)
  • Black Hole Incident, Kolkata, India, 1756
  • Imperialism
  • Europe
  • HISTORY
  • Colonization
  • Imperialism
  • India
Label
The black hole of empire : history of a global practice of power, Partha Chatterjee
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Outrage in Calcutta -- 2. A secret veil -- 3. Tipus Tiger -- 4. Liberty of the subject -- 5. Equality of subjects -- 6. For the happiness of mankind -- 7. The pedagogy of violence -- 8. The pedagogy of culture -- 9. Bombs, sovereignty, and football -- 10. The death and everlasting life of empire
Control code
ocn782925929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 425 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400842605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctthfb5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)782925929
Label
The black hole of empire : history of a global practice of power, Partha Chatterjee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Outrage in Calcutta -- 2. A secret veil -- 3. Tipus Tiger -- 4. Liberty of the subject -- 5. Equality of subjects -- 6. For the happiness of mankind -- 7. The pedagogy of violence -- 8. The pedagogy of culture -- 9. Bombs, sovereignty, and football -- 10. The death and everlasting life of empire
Control code
ocn782925929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 425 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400842605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctthfb5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)782925929

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