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Philip Jagessar

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Research Summary

My research examines the Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) and the mapping of languages in late colonial India (1886 - 1928). The aim of the research is to consider the geographies and politics of… read more

Current Research

My research examines the Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) and the mapping of languages in late colonial India (1886 - 1928). The aim of the research is to consider the geographies and politics of surveying languages, the development of linguistic cartography and its impact in shaping space, identity and nationalism in South Asia.

More broadly, my research provides a new outlook on the historical geographies of philology and linguistics and situates the LSI in the global context of linguistic surveying and mapping that was occurring in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Research Supervisors:

Professor Mike Heffernan

Professor Stephen Legg

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