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Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Alan Johnson


This book focuses on the crucial role that conceptions of iconic colonial Indian spaces—jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars, clubs—played in the literary and social production of British India. It illuminates the geographical, rhetorical, and ideological underpinnings of such depictions and, from this, argues that these spaces operated as powerful motifs in the acculturation of Anglo-India. The book shows that the bicultural, intrinsically ambivalent outlook of Anglo-Indian writers is acutely sensitive to spatial motifs that, insofar as these condition the idea of home and hom ... More

Keywords: colonial India, British India, Anglo-India, postcolonial India, Raj, Rudyard Kipling, John Masters, Jim Corbett, Flora Annie Steel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834838
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Johnson, author
Idaho State University