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The Resource An analysis of anglo/Indian relations in colonial British literature : E.M. Forster's "A passage to India" and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", by Leigh E. Meister

An analysis of anglo/Indian relations in colonial British literature : E.M. Forster's "A passage to India" and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", by Leigh E. Meister

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An analysis of anglo/Indian relations in colonial British literature : E.M. Forster's "A passage to India" and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim"
Title
An analysis of anglo/Indian relations in colonial British literature
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E.M. Forster's "A passage to India" and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim"
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by Leigh E. Meister
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This thesis examines the interpretations of two British colonial texts by modern English-speaking Indian interviewees; their interpretations are then analyzed through the framework of Stanley Fish's theory of interpretive communities. To facilitate a discussion of their respective communities, a historical background of English-medium education in India and more particularly in the Andhra Pradesh region is explored. The interviewees' opinions are then compared to those of Western scholars in a brief critical history of A Passage to India and Kim
  • The field research was comprised of oral interviews with fifteen subjects in Viskhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, from January to April 2011. The findings of this preliminary study indicate that Indian perspectives are, in many respects, similar to those of their Western counterparts. Responses to these texts varied widely, even among interviewees from similar educational and language backgrounds, but many research subjects found Forster's approach more culturally resonant than Kipling's. More research is needed to ascertain whether these trends are typical of current Indian thought or are unique to this particular region and social context. Because India is a vast and diverse nation, studies of this type must be replicated by other researchers and in other areas to obtain an accurate sample of Indian viewpoints. All of these perspectives can be considered important and valid through the lens of Stanley Fish's reader response crticism
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UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University, 2012.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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An analysis of anglo/Indian relations in colonial British literature : E.M. Forster's "A passage to India" and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", by Leigh E. Meister
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41-44)
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text
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29 cm
Extent
vi, 49 leaves
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)ocn887008571
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An analysis of anglo/Indian relations in colonial British literature : E.M. Forster's "A passage to India" and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim", by Leigh E. Meister
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41-44)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 49 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887008571

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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