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Decentring Empire : Britain India and the Transcolonial World

Durba Ghosh and Dane Kennedy

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ISBN 10: 8125029826 / ISBN 13: 9788125029823
Published by Orient Longman, 2006
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction/Durba Ghosh and Dane Kennedy. 2. Imperial finance under the East India Company 1762 1859/John F. Richards. 3. Marriage and the morality of exchange defining the terrain of law in late nineteenth century western India/Rachel Sturman. 4. Imperial rivers irrigation and British visions of empire/David Gilmartin. 5. Imperial brothers imperial partners Indian freemasons race kinship and networking in the British Empire and beyond/Vahid Fozdar. 6. Victorian imperialism in the making of the British medical profession an argument/Douglas M. Haynes. 7. Diagnosing the colonial dilemma tropical neurasthenia and the alienated Briton/Dane Kennedy. 8. Origins stories missionary project and colonial translations in Tahiti Northwestern America and Eastern Australia/Anne Keary. 9. Comparative colonialism moral censorship and governmentality/Deana Heath. 10. The transcolonial world of hunger strikes and political fasts c. 1909 1935/Kevin Grant. 11. Terrorism in Bengal political violence in the interwar years/Durba Ghosh. 12. A nationalist public in the imperial world Swadeshi goods and public space in British India/Lisa N. Trivedi. 13. Visual vocabularies in twentieth century India negotiating the imperial and the local through treatment of place/Sandria B. Freitag. 14. Ideologies of the end of the Raj Burma India and the world 1940 50/C.A. Bayly. Bibliography. Index. This volume charts a new direction in the study of British imperialism its impact on India and other colonial territories and its influence in propelling the forces of globalisation. Moving beyond the standard model of a bilateral circuit between imperial centre and colonial periphery it highlights instead the web of transcolonial and transnational networks that spread across and beyond the empire operating both on its behalf and against its interests. It suggests that these networks worked in effect to decentre empire shaping the multidimensional contours of the global modernity we contend with today. Decentring Empire brings together thirteen original essays by some of the leading scholars of British imperialism their contributions offered in honour of Thomas R. Metcalf the distinguished historian of colonial India. The essays range widely in scope moving in time from the mid eighteenth to the mid twentieth century in space from India to Ireland and Australia and elsewhere across the imperial map and in topic from economic political and social to medical legal and cultural concerns. Taken together they demonstrated the analytical richness of current scholarship on British colonialism in India and elsewhere and give fresh insights into its role in the making of the modern world. This is history at the cutting edge an important contribution to the ongoing debate about empire and its consequences. 408 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 60823

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Publisher: Orient Longman

Publication Date: 2006

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14 essays by leading specialists, seminar honoring Tom Metcalf, Berkeley. on nationalism, imagery, irrigation, women and marriage, religious change

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