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Robert Knight [electronic resource] : reforming editor in Victorian India /
Edwin Hirschmann.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
description
xi, 272 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195696220, 9780195696226
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
isbn
0195696220
9780195696226
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
Historical biography of Robert Knight, 1825-1890, founder and first editor of Times of India, Mumbai and Statesman, Kolkata.
catalogue key
9987281
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-262) and index.
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"Timely and welcome." -- Victorian Studies
"Timely and welcome." --Victorian Studies
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a historical biography of Robert Knight - a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta. It covers his entire life from 1825-90, and outlines the history of two major newspapers of our times.
Long Description
This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight-a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta-and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of the ardent critics of colonial rule in India during the late nineteenth century. In this volume Hirschmann elaborates on the connections of the world of newsprint with the colonial establishment andIndian people. He also provides a fresh approach to the Orientalism debate by deploying the narrative of an Englishman, involved in the age of emerging public communication system.
Library of Congress Summary
Biography of Robert Knight, 1826-1890, founder and the first editor of Times of India, Bombay and Statesman, Calcutta.
Main Description
This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight--a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta--and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of the ardent critics of colonial rule in India during the late nineteenth century. In this volume Hirschmann elaborates on the connections of the world of newsprint with the colonial establishment and Indian people. He also provides a fresh approach to the Orientalism debate by deploying the narrative of an Englishman, involved in the age of emerging public communication system.
Main Description
This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight-a pioneering editor and the founder of The Times of India in Bombay and The Statesman in Calcutta-and covers his entire life from 1825-90. It outlines the history of two major newspapers of the present era. Robert Knight was one of theardent critics of colonial rule in India during the late nineteenth century. In this volume Hirschmann elaborates on the connections of the world of newsprint with the colonial establishment and Indian people. He also provides a fresh approach to the Orientalism debate by deploying the narrative ofan Englishman, involved in the age of emerging public communication system.
Unpaid Annotation
Historical biography of Robert Knight, 1825-1890, founder and first editor of Times of India, Mumbai and Statesman, Kolkata.
Table of Contents
Preface
List of Abbreviations
About Sources
Introduction
The Making of a Reformer, 1825-56
The Making of an Editor, 1857-63
The Making of a Dissident, 1864-72
The Making of an Imperial Critic, 1875-81
The Making of a Statesman Elder, 1881-90
Epilogue: A Prophet without Honour?
Bibliography
Index
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