By Daniel E. White
< ![CDATA[ From Little London to Little Bengal lines the site visitors in tradition among Britain and India through the Romantic interval. to a few, Calcutta seemed to be a "Little London," whereas in London itself an Indianized neighborhood of back expatriates used to be rising as "Little Bengal." Circling among the 2, this research reads British and Indian literary, spiritual, and historic resources along newspapers, panoramas, non secular gala's, idols, and museum exhibitions. jointly and aside, Britons and Bengalis waged a transcultural agon less than the dynamic stipulations of early nineteenth-century imperialism, suffering to assert cosmopolitan views and, within the technique, to outline modernity.
Daniel E. White indicates how an ambivalent Protestant touch with Hindu devotion formed understandings of the imperial undertaking for Britons and Indians through the interval. Investigating international metaphors of circulate and mobility, verbal exchange and alternate, trade and conquest, he follows the hobbies of individuals, rules, books, paintings, and artifacts initiated through writers, publishers, educators, missionaries, tourists, and reformers. alongside the way in which, he areas luminaries like Romantic poet Robert Southey and Hindu reformer Rammohun Roy in discussion with a desirable array of lesser-known figures, from the Baptist missionaries of Serampore and the unconventional English journalist James Silk Buckingham to the mixed-race prodigy Henry Louis Vivian Derozio.
In live performance and in clash, those cultural emissaries and activists articulated nationwide and cosmopolitan views that have been greater than reactions at the a part of marginal teams to the metropolitan heart of strength and tradition. The British Empire in India concerned recursive transactions among the worldwide East and West, channeling cultural, political, and non secular formations that have been at the same time precise and shared, neighborhood, nationwide, and transnational.]]>