Sanskrit, Sociology and Anti-Imperialism
Routledge India – 2014 – 175 pages
This book is a critical biography on Shyamji Krishnavarma (1857–1930) — an Indian scholar and national revolutionary. His association with traditionalist intellectuals, Orientalists, Irish nationalists, anarchists, and Victorian liberalism led to the creation of a violent wing of anti-imperial nationalism. It focuses on the themes of colonial knowledge, political violence and cosmopolitanism.
Introduction. 1. Knowledge 2. Cosmopolitanism 3. Violence. Conclusion and Epilogue.
Harald Fischer-Tiné is Professor of Modern Global History, ETH Zürich.