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Title: Babus and the Social Body in Conceptual Proposition in Early Colonial Bengal
Other Titles: Karatoya, NBU J. Hist. Vol.13, March 2020, pp 146 - 152
Authors: Roy, Varun Kumar
Keywords: Body
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Edward Said maintains: “Knowledge of the Orient because generated out of strength, in a sense, creates the Orient, the Oriental and his world” (Said 1978: 40). The emergence of the Babus brought new changes in the social atmosphere of early colonial Bengal. The elite, wealthy, western educated Bengalis began imitating western culture and were very much eager to forge a new social class, which would align them with the Britishers. This research paper tries to revisit existing literature in conjunction with historical texts to understand the formation of the Babu identity and how this was mirrored in the new social body that had come into existence.
ISSN: 2229-4880
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