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Published: 31 January 2013

256 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085130

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South Asians and the shaping of Britain, 1870-1950

A sourcebook

Ruvani Ranasinha, Rehana Ahmed, Sumita Mukherjee, and Florian Stadtler

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first anthology of primary material devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the history of the South Asian presence in Britain from 1870-1950
  • Covers a wider geographical and historical range than recent scholarly studies
  • Interrelated themed chapters focus on key areas of South Asian impact - minority rights, war, culture and reception, and representation
  • Provides a detailed historical map of how South Asian individuals and groups interacted with their British allies, as well as other minorities within the context of empire and its decolonization
  • Collates, contextualizes and interrogates a range of South Asian narratives and testimonies of contact, and reveals networks and relationships of creative exchange and collaboration, as well as dissent

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