The Indian Empire and its Colonial Practices in South Asia

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CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, ISSN: 1481-4374, Vol: 19, Issue: 2

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Aryal, Yubraj
Purdue University (bepress); Purdue University Press
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In his article “The India, Empire and its Colonial Practices in South Asia” Yubraj Aryal claims that Bharatiya discourse supports colonization in South Asia. This discourse justifies oppression of institutions, practices, of the non-Bharatiya colonized. The article examines Indian Empire’s colonialism toward the weaker, smaller nations along its border and the Bharatiya ideology at the heart of the repressive empire, which is taken to represent the South Asian subcontinent. The article looks at the way in which Bharatiya is perhaps a more oppressive ideology than Orientalism and gives a glimpse into how society, culture, history, and textuality work around power relations to form a specific form of oppression.