By Eddy Kent
The vastness of Britain’s nineteenth-century empire and the space among imperial coverage and colonial perform demanded an institutional tradition that inspired British directors to spot the pursuits of imperial provider as their very own. In Corporate Character, Eddy Kent examines novels, brief tales, poems, essays, memoirs, deepest correspondence, and parliamentary speeches with regards to the East India corporation and its powerful successor, the Indian Civil provider, to provide an explanation for the origins of this imperial ethos of “virtuous service.”
Exploring the appointment, education, and administration of Britain’s abroad brokers along the writing of public intellectuals corresponding to Edmund Burke, Thomas Malthus, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and J.S. Mill, Kent explains the origins of the discourse of “virtuous empire” for example of company tradition and explores its end result in Anglo-Indian literature like Rudyard Kipling’s Kim. tough narratives of British imperialism that spotlight completely on race or country, Kent’s publication is the 1st to check how company methods of pondering and feeling encouraged British imperial life.
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