Rhetoric and Ritual in Colonial India: The Shaping of a Public Culture in Surat City, 1852-1928.
Haynes, Douglas E.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Some light wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with bumping to the heel and head of the spine. Dj has some shelf wear along the edges and light scuffing to the covers. 363 pages with appendix, tables, endnotes, glossary, bibliography, and index. The author "uses an ethnohistorical approach to examine why political leaders in the city of Surat in Western India employed a language drawn from the liberal political traditions of Britain to forge a new 'public' culture." (dj blurb). (Item ID: 11741)