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The “Moral Effect” of Legalized Lawlessness

Violence in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Empire

Caroline Elkins

twinned birthing of liberalism and imperialism in the nineteenth century, gave rise to liberal authoritarianism. This ideology, which underpinned Britain’s civilizing mission, took form in various enabling legal scaffoldings, including the evolution of

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Temporalization of Concepts

Reflections on the Concept of Unnati (Progress) in Hindi (1870–1900)

Mohinder Singh

This article analyzes the historical semantics of the concept of unnati in the nationalist discourse in Hindi between 1870 and 1900. The article first outlines the basic features of the Enlightenment concept of progress using Koselleck's analysis. It then goes on to discuss the place of the concept of progress in the colonial ideology of a “civilizing mission,“ and concludes by taking up the analysis of the usage of the term unnati in the nationalist discourse in North India.

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From Exoticism to Authenticity

Textbooks during French Colonization and the Modern Literature of Global Tourism

Claudine Moïse

Hovas, of the yellow race, [are] already civilized,” which implies that the Negroes are lazy, opportunistic, and have no sense of the value of things, not to say of sheer values, and so forth. They also revolve around a civilizing mission of the French

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Christina Oesterheld

all mankind. Thus, striving for equality, justice, and peace is highlighted by Hijazi as an important aspect of the Islamic mission. Muslim conquests in Sindh are portrayed as putting an end to tyranny and exploitation and also as a civilizing mission

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

other side of the colonial program, the belief in progress and the civilizing mission through work and education. This introduces a dynamic element and opens possibilities to overcome present conditions of powerlessness, both for the individual and for