Making Sense

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198075127
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080878 | DOI:
Making Sense

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This chapter explores the manners and morals in colonial Calcutta. Richard Blechynden and other colonials developed a complex web of relations amongst themselves and with the Indians. The chapter also discusses the legacy of William Jones to Englishmen in Calcutta. Also discussed is Blechynden's strong sense of ‘family’. Richard Blechynden, an orphan himself, provided for Thomas, his cousin's illegitimate son, who was left to grow up in Calcutta.

Keywords: Calcutta; Richard Blechynden; Thomas Blechynden; William Jones; colonialism

Chapter.  13869 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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