Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: The nineteenth-century book trade in Sind
Author: Butt, Allah Rakhio
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 3843
Awarding Body: Aberystwyth University
Current Institution: Aberystwyth University
Date of Award: 1988
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
The thesis is concerned with the book trade activity in Sind from the coming of the British in 1843 to the end of the nineteenth century. The introductory Chapter 1 deals in broad terms wi th the educational and cultural aspects of the country during the first half of the century, before the advent of the press and the introduction of modern systems of education. Thereafter the work is divided into seven chapters, which focus on the modernisation of the country in general, and '-'11 the printing, publishing and bookselling businesses in particular. Chapter 2 discusses the founding and individual history of European-owned newspapers and periodicals. The Indian-owned newspapers and periodicals, issued in all major languages spoken in the province, are covered in Chapter 3. The growth of profeSSionalism in writing and publishing books in English and vernacular languages is treated in Chapter 4, concentrating particularly on government patronage, the Church Missionary Society programmes and the achievements of the indigenous publishers in this field. Chapter 5 outlines relationships, both friendly and hostile, between the government and the press. In Chapter 6 the technical problems of printing, including some aspects of book design, are highlighted. In Chapters 7 and 8 bookselling activities on the part of Europeans, Parsis, Christian missionaries, government and indigenous booksellers are considered. Two main appendices (6 and 7) comprise the first attempt so far made to chart the total output of English and vernacular language books published in Sind from 1851 to 1900.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available