Constructing Neighbors

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Communicating Constructed Identities : 

Communicating Constructed Identities how media helped share the imperial encounter

Thesis? : 

Thesis? Through modern methods of mass communication, newspapers, plays, cinema and novellas, the constructed identity of the Indian student was able to spread faster throughout the populace and the few interactions that the Indian students had during their stay in the Imperial metropolis could be shared with a vast readership.

Organization: : 

Organization: Popular Present by 1900 Opinions Fed by Popular Portrayal Popular Portrayals The messages Indian Response

Plays: : 

Plays: Lenore Snyder as Bee Bee

Slide 5: 

Scene from Prince of India

Slide 6: 

‘viciously parodying Indian life’

The Edalji Case : 

The Edalji Case ‘widely accepted idea was that he made nocturnal sacrifices to strange gods.’

Some Adjectives: in school : 

Some Adjectives: in school Missionary lectures ‘portrayed an inaccurate and misleading picture of India as a bastion of backwardness and vice, secondly, the conducts of Indians themselves, by their lack of interst in sports and thirdly by the irresponsible conduct on the part of certain Indian students

In Conversation : 

In Conversation ‘I know we were known as wogs. Nobody said, “you’re a bloody wog” or anything… well they might have… but we were known as wogs.’ Furthermore ‘There could be good “wogs” [an Indian who played a sport for his college for example] and bad “wogs”, acceptable “wogs” and the reverse, but “wogs” all Indians were by virtue of their nature and colour.’

Slide 10: 

The cult of the gentleman and the search for gentility had obtained a stranglehold over the English middle class. Whereas once differences of race had provoked curiosity, by the end of the century the English started to react adversely to differences of any sort and to exclude all those who did not mach up to their ideal of a gentleman. By definition, gentlemen were leaders of society in ability, character and deportment. The hothouse of this new elite were the public schools, where attempts were made to instill pupils with manliness, athleticism, discipline and incorruptibility. The Hindu ‘Babu’ was regarded as the antithesis of this modle: effeminate, complacent, easily led and treacherous.

In Press : 

In Press ‘India a land of famine, disease, fanaticism, lawlessness, superstition, cruelty and unrest of every conceivable type’ ‘Civil unrest of a communal or industrial nature, conspiracy bomb cases, sedition and murder’

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