Translation of the Letters of a Hindu Rajah by Elizabeth Hamilton

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This edition is an important contribution to scholarship in the long 18th century. The text itself richly rewards even a casual reading, providing a broad exploration of Anglo-Indian relations as well as lively portraits of 18th century British life. The introduction deftly compresses a massive amount of research on how Britons saw themselves in relation to Empire, and manages, by the way, to raise large questions about domestic class structures, and the role of the 'Oriental tale' in establishing British identity.

Broadview Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9781551111759. 339 pp.
Edited by Pamela Perkins & Shannon Russell.
Softcover. Very good.