India in Britain

South Asian Networks and Connections, 1858-1950

Authors: Nasta, Susheila

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Moving away from orthodox narratives of the Raj and British presence in India, this book examines the significance of the networks and connections that South Asians established on British soil. Looking at the period 1858-1950, it presents readings of cultural history and points to the urgent need to open up the parameters of this field of study.

About the authors

SUSHEILA NASTA is Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University, UK and a renowned critic, broadcaster and literary activist. Editor of Wasafiri, the magazine of international contemporary writing, which she founded in 1984, she has published widely on South Asian Britain. Recent publications include: Home Truths: Fictions of the South Asian Diaspora (Palgrave, 2002); Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk. A photographic history of South Asian Britain is forthcoming with Westbourne Press in 2013. Before joining the OU, she worked at the Universities of London and Cambridge and held several research fellowships overseas. She received an MBE for her services to Black and Asian Literature in 2011.

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'This is indeed an impressive and ground-breaking collection of essays, offering significantly new research, and revealing the important contributions to British culture, society, and history made by Indian immigrants and visitors to Britain prior to World War ll.' - Lyn Innes, Emeritus Professor of Postcolonial Literatures, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Nasta, Susheila

    Pages 1-11

  • The Zigzag Lines of Tentative Connection: Indian-British Contacts in the Late Nineteenth Century

    Boehmer, Elleke

    Pages 12-27

  • Writing Empire, Fighting War: India, Great Britain and the First World War

    Das, Santanu

    Pages 28-45

  • Tracing the Legacy of an Experimental Generation: Three Iconic Indian Travellers in 1890s London

    Bubb, Alexander

    Pages 46-63

  • Forging Global Networks in the Imperial Era: Atiya Fyzee in Edwardian London

    Lambert-Hurley, Siobhan

    Pages 64-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
India in Britain
Book Subtitle
South Asian Networks and Connections, 1858-1950
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39272-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230392724
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39271-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35201-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 246
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