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Published: 02 November 2017

336 Pages


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

Edited by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel, Ranjana Sheel, Prasenjit Duara, and Tansen Sen

  • 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