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Scottish Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance: An Introduction
  The historical relationship between Scotland and India is a relatively unexplored part of colonial history. This project seeks to re-examine the interchange of ideas initiated in the 18th century by the Scottish Enlightenment, and the ways in which these ideas were reformed and shaped to fit the changing social fabric of Scotland and India in the 19th and 20th centuries. In this volume, the significance and influence both nations had on the other is examined and brought to light for the first time. With contributions from key individuals and institutions in both Scotland and India, the range of ideas that were interchanged between the two nations will be explored in the contexts of culture studies, history, the social sciences and literature.

  • Date:

    31 March 2017

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    PN Literature (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    890 Other literatures

  • Funders:

    British Council


Fraser, B. (2017). Scottish Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance: An Introduction. In T. Mukherjee, A. Sen, & B. Fraser (Eds.), Scottish Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance: The Continuum of Ideas (3-29). Santiniketan, W. Bengal, India: Luath Press



Scottish Orientalism, Bengal Renaissance, Postcolonial, Transnational, Diaspora, Migration

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