Introduction: The Last King of France Found in India?
India: A Land of Wonders or of Monstrosities? The Writings of Missionaries
The ‘Sublime’ Civilization of India: The Pre-occupation of Philosophes
The Business of Serious Academics: Indology and the Study of India
The Era of Empiricism and the Rise of Philology
The Glory of Ancient India Stems from her Aryan Blood: The Development of ‘Scientific Anthropology’ in Relation to India
Recasting India in French Indology: Hinduism and the Caste System
Writing Histories, Creating ‘India’
Imperial Showcase: The Visual Presentation of ‘India’
CONCLUSION : WAS INDIA REALLY 'FRENCH' ?