Lascars and Indian Ocean Seafaring, 1780-1860 (Worlds of the East India Company)

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Lascars were seamen from the Indian subcontinent or other countries of the Indian Ocean who were employed on European ships from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. They came from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds and often worked in gangs, overseen by a serang. Lascars were employed on less advantageous terms than European sailors, and, because sensitivity towards their particular cultural, dietary and religious backgrounds was needed,but not always forthcoming, from European officers, there was considerable scope for friction. This book, based on extensive original research, examines the activities and role of lascars, focusing in particular on protest in itsvarious forms, from mild unrest to outright mutiny, which in extreme cases involved the murder of European officers and the seizing of ships and their cargoes. The focus is on mutiny and protest because it is only through the records of British East India Company courts, which sometimes tried cases involving ships from other European countries besides Britain, that lascar activities at sea become visible and lascar voices heard. The book through the study of mutiny and other forms of protest thereby reveals full and interesting details of shipboard life overall for lascars in this period.

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Aaron Jaffer completed his doctorate in history at the University of Warwick.

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Fascinating... Jaffer writes very well indeed, and this book is in many ways an exemplary social history.... Well written, historiographically astute, empirically thorough and showing a real eye for detail, this study should remain a leading work on lascar life and mutiny for a long time. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW (S)crupulously documented . Jaffer is careful in his judgments and trustworthy in the use of his sources, and he has been industrious in seeking out widely dispersed primary materials. JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY A very valuable contribution to a very important subject. AUSMARINE Will be of interest to a range of scholars not limited to labour and maritime historians. Eminently readable, accessible, and thoroughly edited, Jaffer's study is also recommended for a wider reading public interested in labour history and life at sea. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ZEEGESCHIEDENIS (A) valuable addition . . . for it engages with the challenges of recuperating the world of rebellious lascars in the closing years of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century. It right questions the silence of existing work on the lascars before industrialization and capitalist regulation. H-NET Reviews

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