09 July 2008
THE MAKING OF BOOKS
MOVEABLE TYPE: Book History in India
edited by ABHIJIT GUPTA and SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY
Book history is an emerging discipline in India. Moveable Type brings together a wider variety of the best recent work on the subject, combining compilation of primary data with rigorous historical analysis. Contributions range from a magisterial history of censorship in colonial India to reflections on the social construction of texts. Several essays focus on the study of historically symptomatic cases, such as the making of a Tamil encyclopaedia and the special number of a Hindi periodical. This collection is the latest in a series that promises to be an indispensable resource for future research in history, literature, textual scholarship, editorial theory, and cultural studies.
Hardback / 270pp / Rs 595 / ISBN 81-7824-217-6 / October 08