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The British in India: Rudyard Kipling's Kim (1901) and J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur (1973) : Dr Stephen Rogers

"Britain’s colonial involvement in India is a controversial and yet fascinating period of history that has shaped modern Britain as well as modern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In this course we will look at two novels that have attempted to get beneath the surface and examine this complex history. Kipling (1865-1936), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, was Imperialist in outlook, whereas Farrell (1935-1979) critically charted the decline of colonial power and won the Booker Prize. "

Tutor: Dr Stephen Rogers

"Dr. Stephen Rogers is a researcher and lecturer. He has held posts at the universities of Nottingham and Sussex, and was part of the team responsible for the Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines (2009-13). He has presented papers in Italy, France and the United States. His publications include writings on Ford Madox Ford, the history of the Poetry Bookshop (1912-35) and twentieth century literary periodicals, as well as selections from the poems of Harold Monro and William Collins. He is also a member of the REC Board of Directors. "