The Beginnings of English Literary Study in British India

  title={The Beginnings of English Literary Study in British India},
  author={Gauri Viswanathan},
  journal={Oxford Literary Review},
This paper is part of a larger inquiry into the construction of English literary education as a cultural ideal in British India. British parliamentary documents have provided compelling evidence for the central thesis of the investigation: that humanistic functions traditionally associated with the study of literature — for example, the shaping of character or the development of the esthetic sense or the disciplines of ethical thinking — are also essential to the process of sociopolitical… 
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