Tagged with British India

A Long Overdue Post

Over a month ago I was fortunate enough to attend a book launch at the Royal Ontario Museum. The title of the evening: “Raja Deen Dayal: Revealed.” The book: Raja Deen Dayal: Artist Photographer in 19th Century India by Dr. Deepali Dewan and Dr. Deborah Hutton. As you might imagine, I had a field day. … Continue reading


Ideal as Real

Ideal as Real

Well, the nineteenth annual Underhill Graduate Colloquium, put on by the History Department at Carleton came to a close on Saturday morning. An all-round success I’d say! One of the panels I attended has stuck out to me in particular: “State of the Art: Archives, Museums, Colonial Records and the Ethics of Displaying the Past … Continue reading

I’ve got a Fever

I just finished reading Gayatri C. Spivak’s “The Rani of Sirmur.” My supervisor recommended it to me after I struggled through her “Can the Subaltern Speak?” which left me feeling somewhat cynical. “Rani” predates the latter essay, and is not quite as heavy.   I will admit that I struggled with the first chunk of … Continue reading