Mapping: Wordsworth and Poems on the Renaming of Places

  title={Mapping: Wordsworth and Poems on the Renaming of Places},
  author={Nikki Hessell},
  • Nikki Hessell
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Hessell rethinks William Wordsworth’s poetry within the framework of colonial mapping and recent scholarship on decolonising maps. This chapter looks at the Kerala author Pallath Raman’s 1923 translation of Wordsworth’s poem “The Farmer of Tilsbury Vale.” The chapter proposes that Raman’s approach to mapping Wordsworth’s England reveals historical anxieties about mapping processes in southern India around 1800, which had transformed the way India was conceived by the British, and which were the… CONTINUE READING