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The Classics and Colonial India$
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Phiroze Vasunia

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199203239

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Classics and Colonial India
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Phiroze Vasunia

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0001

This chapter sets out the conceptual and methodological issues that are raised by the book in general and by the study of colonial India and classical antiquity. The idea of the classic as it develops in Europe is set against notions of the classic in India, from the era of William Jones to the twentieth century. The introduction also provides some of the socio-historical background for the other chapters in the book and gives a brief outline of its contents.

Keywords:   introduction, colonial india, the classic, william jones, conceptual and methodological issues

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