Show simple item record Jouhki, Jukka 2009-05-12T05:00:17Z 2009-05-12T05:00:17Z 2006
dc.identifier.isbn 951-39-2554-4
dc.identifier.issn 1459-305X
dc.description.abstract In this article Orientalism, a special hegemonic discourse about "the Orient" by Europeans is discussed by focusing on how it is manifested in a "Western" view of India. Orientalism as a discourse about the Orient is a concept first coined by Edward Said in his book Orientalism (1978) and contains a long history of European way of relating to the Orient as a counterpart of European/Western culture. In this article Orientalist discourses about India by hegemonically Western (and particularly Anglo-Saxon) sources are portrayed and the so-called Indo-Orientalist essentialism defining Indianness from the outside analyzed. Moreover, a Indo-Orientalism as an imported ideology to be used in Indian nationalist discourses to emphasize a dichotomy between India and "the West" is discussed. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Jyväskylän yliopisto
dc.publisher Historian ja etnologian laitoksen tutkijat ry.
dc.relation.ispartofseries J@rgonia : elektroninen julkaisusarja / Jyväskylän yliopisto, historian ja etnologian laitos;1459-305X;8
dc.title Orientalism and India
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20095111570
dc.subject.ysa orientalismi fi
dc.subject.ysa Intia fi

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