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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.

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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 Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Modern Humanities Research Association
ISSN: 0306-2473
Keywords: mapping; Great Arc; India; colonial surveys; William Lambton
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 28765
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 15:56
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 15:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28765
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