The following essay takes india as one strand from the
composite and complex phenomenon of Orientalism, anu studies it
in relation to the Lnglish imaginative writers of the Romantic
Revival. It is a study in which an attemot is made to trace how
some of the writers, who had never been to India, acsiuired their
The writer has been very fortunate in coining across a manuscript which, as far as he is aware, has not been studied
before, viz, the notes by Colonel Ferguson which Scott used in the
story of the 'Surgeon's Daughter'.