The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze by David Arnold
The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze by David Arnold

The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze

India, Landscape, and Science, 1800-1856
by David Arnold
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The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze considers the European representation and understanding of landscape and nature in early nineteenth-century India. It draws on travel narratives, literary texts, and scientific literature to show the diversity of European (especially British) responses to the Indian environment and the ways in which these contributed to the wider colonizing process. Through its close examination of the correlation between tropicality and "otherness," and of science as a means of colonial appropriation, the book offers a new interpretation of the history of colonial India and a critical contribution to the understanding of environmental history and the tropical world. It will be of interest to historians of the environment, science, and colonialism; South Asianists; and cultural and environmental anthropologists and geographers.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

May 16, 2006

Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

312

ISBN

029598581X

ISBN-13

9780295985817