Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

336 Pages | 17 Illustrations, black & white; 1 Map

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719099977

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Welsh missionaries and British imperialism

The Empire of Clouds in north-east India

Andrew J. May

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Now available in paperback
  • A unique study of the Welsh role in empire, the book signals an exciting new scholarly interest in a four nations approach to British imperial history
  • Focuses on the much-neglected tribal region of north-east India, whose part animist, part Christian inhabitants have been written out of most studies of India
  • A meticulously researched study drawing on archives in India and across the UK and an exemplar of microhistory
  • As a direct descendant of the first Welsh missionary to the Khasi Hills, the author draws on his insider/outsider status to examine the impact and legacies of colonialism
  • Takes seriously the place of religion in shaping historical processes, and treads new historical ground beyond the monolithic categories of India, Religion and the Raj