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Title: Subaltern Lives: Biographies of Colonialism in the Indian Ocean World, 1790–1920
Authors: Anderson, Clare
First Published: Apr-2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Anderson, C. Subaltern Lives: biographies of colonialism in the Indian Ocean World, 1790-1920 (© 2012, Cambridge University Press)
Abstract: Subaltern Lives uses biographical fragments of the lives of convicts, captives, sailors, slaves, indentured labourers and indigenous peoples to build a fascinating new picture of colonial life in the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean. Moving between India, Africa, Mauritius, Burma, Singapore, Ceylon, the Andaman Islands and the Australian colonies, Clare Anderson offers fresh readings of the nature and significance of 'networked' Empire. She reveals the importance of penal transportation for colonial expansion and sheds new light on convict experiences of penal settlements and colonies, as well as the relationship between convictism, punishment and colonial labour regimes. The book also explores the nature of colonial society during this period and embeds subaltern biographies into key events like the abolition of slavery, the Anglo-Sikh Wars and the Indian Revolt of 1857. This is an important new perspective on British colonialism which also opens up new possibilities for the writing of history itself. [Taken from the book's description]
Series/Report no.: Critical Perspectives on Empire;
ISBN: 1107645441
978-1107645448
Links: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/history/regional-history-after-1500/subaltern-lives-biographies-colonialism-indian-ocean-world-17901920
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/28073
Type: Book
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