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Title: Warrior Gentlemen: “Gurkhas” in the Western Imagination
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Lionel Caplan
One Sentence Summary: A study of presentations of Gurkhas in western literature.

Description: Creator’s Description: In recent years there has been a growing interest in how non-Western peoples are depicted in the literatures of the West. This study eschews the tendency to regard virtually all depictions of non-Western “others” as amenable to the same kinds of “orientalist” analysis, and argues that the portrayals found in such writings must be examined in their particular historical and political settings. These themes are explored by considering the voluminous literature about the “Gurkhas,” those legendary soldiers from Nepal who have served in Britain’s Imperial and post-Imperial armies for more than two centuries. The authors, most of whom are or were British officers who have served in Gurkha regiments, find in their subjects the quintessential virtues of the European officers themselves: the Gurkhas appear as warriors and gentlemen.

Publisher Place: Kathmandu
Publisher: Himal Books
Normalized publisher place: Kathmandu
Publisher country: Nepal
Published Date: 2003
Edition: paperback edition
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Anthropology -- Nepal
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Temporal coverage: 19th century
20th century
Language: English

Other Editions: Warrior Gentlemen: “Gurkhas” in the Western Imagination (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1995).

Relation: Resource ID 5684
Format: Print media (print or manuscript)
Resource Type: Book
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