Translating Representations: Orientalism in the Colonial Indian Province of Bengal (1770s-1830s)

Emily Larocque

Abstract


The late 18th century to early 19th century British conquest into the Indian province of Bengal provides a fascinating study of the influence of translation and printing on the colonial relationship. Translation, as a form of representation, is yet another lens through which we can analyze Edward Said‟s concept of Orientalism (colonizer/colonized relationships) and witness the complexities and consequences that can result when individuals reinforce and/or subvert these „relations of power.‟


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