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The Ruler's Gaze

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Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) is a seminal work in the field of postcolonial culture studies. It critiqued Western scholarship about the Eastern world for its patronizing attitude and tendency to view it as exotic, backward and uncivilized. Arvind Sharma, longstanding professor of comparative religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, now takes up the Palestinian academic's groundbreaking ideas - originally put forth predominantly in a Middle Eastern context - and tests them against Indian material. He explores in an Indian context Said's contention that the relationship between knowledge and power is central to the way the West depicts the non-West. Scholarly and accessible, The Ruler's Gaze throws fresh light on Indian colonial history through a Saidian lens.

    436 pages
  • Original Title : The Ruler's Gaze
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Genre : Colonial History ,
  • ISBN : 9352641035 (ISBN13: 9789352641031)
  • Language : English
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Chandan Singh N rated it
July 11, 2019
Harper Collins books are always awe inspiring and arvind sharma the author has done a lot o work to bring out good piece of tales


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