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Negotiating the landscape: travel, transaction and the mapping of colonial India

Tickell, Alex (2004). Negotiating the landscape: travel, transaction and the mapping of colonial India. Yearbook of English Studies, 34 pp. 18–30.

URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3509481
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.2307/3509481
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Abstract

This essay examines the journals and associated technical travel-narratives produced as part of the Great Arc survey -a colonial project which formed the basis for the mapping of India in the nineteenth century. Drawing primarily on R. H. Phillimore's four-volume Historical Records of the Survey of India, my paper discusses representions of the process of 'worlding' the terrain of the colony and concentrates on instances in which Indians countermanded or renarrated the geographical survey.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2004 Modern Humanities Research Association
ISSN: 0306-2473
Keywords: mapping; Great Arc; India; colonial surveys; William Lambton
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 28765
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 15:56
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 10:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28765
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