Reportage from the (post-)contact zone : Polish travellers to decolonised India (1950-1980)

2023
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dc.abstract.enThe texts analysed in this chapter span the first three decades of India’s independence. Polish reporters document both the change that occurred in postcolonial India, and the lingering effects of foreign rule on society and culture of the Subcontinent. It is a former contact zone, a post-contact zone, where the former colonisers are absent but their presence can still be felt. Polish reporters visiting India in the 1950s and early 1960s, such as Witold Koehler, Jerzy Ros and Wiesław Górnicki often voice their critique of British colonialism, especially as (semi-official) representatives of a communist state, the Polish People’s Republic. In their accounts, they mention clubs allowing entry only to foreigners, the conflicts stirred by the colonial administration, lasting longer than the British rule, the greed of industrialists and the oppression of peasants. The reporters underline their anti-colonial viewpoint, but in many situations, they are trapped in the convention of colonial relations. Thus, the main question is whether reporters from socialist Poland can truly be anti-colonial, and, given their own dependence from the Soviet Union, can they be anti-imperialist?
dc.affiliationWydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Studiów Europejskich
dc.contributor.authorSadecka, Agnieszka - 173101
dc.contributor.editorHuigen, Siegfried
dc.contributor.editorKołodziejczyk, Dorota
dc.date.accession2024-04-23
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-23T13:57:02Z
dc.date.available2024-04-23T13:57:02Z
dc.date.issued2023
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dc.description.seriesCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-031-17487-2_6
dc.identifier.eisbn978-3-031-17487-2
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dc.identifier.isbn978-3-031-17489-6 (softcover)
dc.identifier.serieseissn2635-1641
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dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/handle/item/331191
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dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
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The texts analysed in this chapter span the first three decades of India’s independence. Polish reporters document both the change that occurred in postcolonial India, and the lingering effects of foreign rule on society and culture of the Subcontinent. It is a former contact zone, a post-contact zone, where the former colonisers are absent but their presence can still be felt. Polish reporters visiting India in the 1950s and early 1960s, such as Witold Koehler, Jerzy Ros and Wiesław Górnicki often voice their critique of British colonialism, especially as (semi-official) representatives of a communist state, the Polish People’s Republic. In their accounts, they mention clubs allowing entry only to foreigners, the conflicts stirred by the colonial administration, lasting longer than the British rule, the greed of industrialists and the oppression of peasants. The reporters underline their anti-colonial viewpoint, but in many situations, they are trapped in the convention of colonial relations. Thus, the main question is whether reporters from socialist Poland can truly be anti-colonial, and, given their own dependence from the Soviet Union, can they be anti-imperialist?
dc.affiliation
Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Studiów Europejskich
dc.contributor.author
Sadecka, Agnieszka - 173101
dc.contributor.editor
Huigen, Siegfried
dc.contributor.editor
Kołodziejczyk, Dorota
dc.date.accession
2024-04-23
dc.date.accessioned
2024-04-23T13:57:02Z
dc.date.available
2024-04-23T13:57:02Z
dc.date.issued
2023
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.physical
141-159
dc.description.series
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.identifier.doi
10.1007/978-3-031-17487-2_6
dc.identifier.eisbn
978-3-031-17487-2
dc.identifier.isbn
978-3-031-17486-5 (hardcover)
dc.identifier.isbn
978-3-031-17489-6 (softcover)
dc.identifier.serieseissn
2635-1641
dc.identifier.seriesissn
2635-1633
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/handle/item/331191
dc.identifier.weblink
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-17487-2_6
dc.language
eng
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eng
dc.place
Cham
dc.publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
dc.publisher.ministerial
Palgrave Macmillan
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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CC-BY
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.pl
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Reportage from the (post-)contact zone : Polish travellers to decolonised India (1950-1980)
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East Central Europe between the colonial and the postcolonial in the Twentieth Century
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