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“Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia” in paperback


Dr. Carey Watt’s co-edited book is now out in paperback!!

[From the publisher:]

Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia: From Improvement to Development highlights the complexities and contradictions of British and Indian civilizing missions in South Asia.

[It] demonstrates how the civilizing mission can serve as an analytical rubric with relevance to many themes in the colonial and postcolonial eras: economic development, state building, pacification, nationalism, cultural improvement, gender and generational relations, caste and untouchability, religion and missionaries, class relations, urbanization, NGOs, and civil society.