Tall tales and true: India, historiography and British imperial imaginings

  title={Tall tales and true: India, historiography and British imperial imaginings},
  author={Andrea Major},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  pages={331 - 332}
  • Andrea Major
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • History
  • Contemporary South Asia
This slim edited volume presents a series of short articles by scholars from Australia, the United States and Canada, which seek to reinterpret iconic events and personalities from the traditionally accepted tale of the British Raj. By problematising some of the ‘emblematic events and people that have greater resonance and durability than other moments and figures that might appear in the story’ (3), the volume as a whole successfully works to destabilise the grand narrative of British… 
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