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Response to Review of Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

I am deeply grateful to Rama Mantena for her thoughtful review of my book, Document Raj. I particularly appreciate that her review uses the book to pose questions of the ‘governance turn’ in the contemporary historiography on colonialism. Two of these questions are striking. She asks: Does a focus on everyday practices of rule thatContinue reading “Response to Review of Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India”