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Indians in Britain : Anglo-Indian Encounters, Race and Identity, 1880-1930 - Shompa Lahiri

Indians in Britain

Anglo-Indian Encounters, Race and Identity, 1880-1930

Paperback Published: 30th November 1999
ISBN: 9780714680491
Number Of Pages: 249

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This is an analysis of the nature and impact of the Indian presence in Britain, and British reactions to it. From the late 19th to the early 20th century, the number of Indians arriving in Britain, to gain qualifications and learn about British society, began to grow. The greater visibility of Indians at the Inns of Court and universities fuelled British fears, arising out of popular culture and the political situation in India, about the damaging effects of students' residence in Britain. The British authorities took measures to restrict the size of the Indian student population and control political activities, placing themselves in direct conflict with the students. Indians resented this encroachment of the state into their lives, which were already beset by problems of racial discrimination, isolation, and, in some cases, deprivation. Many students turned to politics, and this study shows how indigenous elites from dependent colonies, in this case India, were able to appropriate ideas and institutions, to challenge, subvert - and sometimes prove their affinity with - British metropolitan society.

Indian purposes - travelling subjects
Indian experience - race and class at the heart of empire
representations of Indians in Britain
characteristics of British policy - dynamics of reciprocity and control
Indian reactions - identification and resistance.
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ISBN: 9780714680491
ISBN-10: 0714680494
Series: Cass Series--The Colonial Legacy in Britain
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 30th November 1999
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.05  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1