Friday, May 25, 2012

Madhava Rao on Flattery January 18 1886

From the Civil & Military Gazette of Lahore, January 18, 1886

The more I see of Madhava Rao, the less I like him. There's a whole architecture of power and social relations entailed in this little scrap. It appears to be intended for fellow "natives," though my guess is that it had far more British readers than native readers. Madhava Rao called himself "Native Thinker," but "native informant" might seem to be more salient given that dynamic.

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