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Asians in Britain : 400 Years of History - Rozina Visram

Asians in Britain

400 Years of History

Paperback Published: 20th June 2002
ISBN: 9780745313733
Number Of Pages: 504

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In this new, groundbreaking book, Rozina Visram offers an extensively researched, comprehensive study of Asians from the Indian subcontinent in Britain. Spanning four centuries, it tells the history of the Indian community in Britain from the servants, ayahs and sailors of the seventeenth century, to the students, princes, soldiers, professionals and entrepreneurs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Drawing on primary resources and recently declassified government documents, Visram examines the nature and pattern of Asian migration; official attitudes to Asian settlement; the reactions and perceptions of the British people; the responses of the Asians themselves and their social, cultural and political lives in Britain. This imaginative and detailed investigation asks what it would have been like for Asians to live in Britain, in the heart of an imperial metropolis, and documents the anti-colonial struggle by Asians and their allies in the UK. It is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins of the many different communities that make up contemporary Britain.

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List of Illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
A Long Presencep. 1
Early Arrivals, 1600-1830sp. 3
A Community in the Making, 1830s-1914p. 44
Through Indian Eyesp. 105
Parliamentarians, Revolutionaries and Suffragettesp. 123
Indians in the First World Warp. 169
Citizens or Aliens?p. 196
Lascar Activism in Britain, 1920-45p. 225
Asians in Britain, 1919-47p. 254
Radical Voicesp. 300
Contributions in the Second World Warp. 341
Conclusionsp. 354
Notesp. 361
Select Bibliographyp. 434
Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9780745313733
ISBN-10: 0745313736
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 20th June 2002
Publisher: Pluto Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 16.41  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2