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The Unhappy Period of Revolution

Rochelle Pinto

in Between Empires

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780195690477
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081899 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690477.003.0005
The Unhappy Period of Revolution

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In British India, the colonial state was assumed to be a centred and decisive entity that put in place norms and strictures concerning print which were contested and transformed in their colonial context. In Goa, print was reintroduced as a defiant declaration of constitutionalism. Moreover, print was influenced by the fact that the indigenous elite were granted representation in the Portuguese Cortes during the early decades of the nineteenth century. The formal and political implications of these print relations crucially shaped the print sphere. This chapter discusses the political nature of newsprint in Goa and how newspapers and pamphlets were used as the means by which interpretations of the political actions of chardos and brahmins could be countered or recontextualized by the other.

Keywords: newsprint; Goa; British India; pamphlets; newspapers; politics; elite; print; chardos; brahmins

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