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Published: 26 December 2017

336 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199476466


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THIRTEEN MONTHS IN CHINA

A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World, An Annotated Translation of Thakur Gadadhar Singhs Chīn Me Terah Mās

Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel, and Ranjana Sheel

  • Gadadhar Singh's account of his experiences in China as a soldier in the International Expedition to march on the capital city of Beijing.
  • Singh's subaltern perspective renders a highly sympathetic account of neighbouring China and the many connections and similarities he perceived tying India to China.
  • Offers a personal view of Chinese society, culture, politics, religion, art and architecture, and other "knowable and suitable subjects".
  • Details many aspects of China and its people he encountered in person over the course of thirteen months.
  • A first-person account of Singh's time in China; the first detailed travelogue and history of China written in a South Asian language.
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