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The Resource "India's prisoner" : a biography of Edward John Thompson, 1886-1946, Mary Lago

"India's prisoner" : a biography of Edward John Thompson, 1886-1946, Mary Lago

Label
"India's prisoner" : a biography of Edward John Thompson, 1886-1946
Title
"India's prisoner"
Title remainder
a biography of Edward John Thompson, 1886-1946
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lago
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward John Thompson - novelist, poet, journalist and historian of India - was a liberal advocate for Indian culture and political self-determination at a time when Indian affairs were of little general interest in England. As a friend of Nehru, Gandhi, and other Congress Party leaders, Thompson had contacts that many English officials did not have and did not know how to get. Thus, he was an excellent channel for interpreting India to England and England to India.Thompson first went to India in 1910 as a Methodist missionary to teach English literature at Bankura Wesleyan College. It was there that he cultivated the literary circle of Rabindranath Tagore, as yet little known in England, and there Thompson learned of the political contradictions and deficiencies of India's educational system. His major conflict, personal and professional, was the lingering influence of Victorian Wesleyanism. In 1923, Thompson resigned and returned to teach at Oxford. Interest in South Asia studies was minimal at Oxford, and Thompson turned increasingly to writing Indian history. That work, and his unique account of his experiences in the Mesopotamian campaign in World War I, supply a viewpoint found nowhere else, as well as personal views of literary figures such as Robert Graves and Robert Bridges. Thompson was also a major influence on the work of his son, E. P. Thompson, a modern historian of eighteenth-century England. This biography covers politically significant events between Thompson's arrival in India and up to his death, and casts considerable light on Thompson and his struggles with his religion and his relationship with India. The first biography of E. J. Thompson, India's Prisoner will have widespread appeal, especially to those interested in South Asian and English history, literature, and cultural history."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lago, Mary
Dewey number
  • 941.08/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS435.7.T54
LC item number
L34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1886-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thompson, Edward John
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Edward John
  • Indologists
  • Authors, English
Label
"India's prisoner" : a biography of Edward John Thompson, 1886-1946, Mary Lago
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45008541
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780826212993
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00046685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
"India's prisoner" : a biography of Edward John Thompson, 1886-1946, Mary Lago
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45008541
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780826212993
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00046685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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