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Calcutta Lives

Peter Robb

in Sex and Sensibility

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198075110
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080885 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.003.0009
Calcutta Lives

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This chapter explains the historical relevance of Richard Blechynden’s diaries. It argues that Blechynden’s diaries provide insights into colonial impact, cross-cultural influences, social spheres and categories, social mores, and identity. In addition, the stories of Blechynden and his bibis may call into question some current ideas about cultural formations and historical change.

Keywords: diaries; cross-cultural influence; social mores

Chapter.  2816 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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