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Indian mobilities in the West, 1900-1947 : gender, performance, embodiment

Author: Shompa Lahiri
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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How and why did Indians move within and across the West? What effects did this have on their identities? Despite the burgeoning scholarship on the postcolonial South Asian Diaspora, histories and geographies of colonial Indian mobility have received much less scrutiny. Focusing on a range of individuals who moved within and across Europe and North America, including a champion of London's female poor, a tourist and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shompa Lahiri
ISBN: 9780230618206 0230618200
OCLC Number: 406162363
Description: x, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
1. Travelling Native: Olive Christian Malvery in Imperial London ---
2. Narrating Mobility and Home in the Indo-American Autobiographies of Dhan Gopal Mukerji and Parvati Athavale ---
3. Unsanctioned Mobilities: Indians Transgressions and Imperial Surveillance in Interwar Europe ---
4. Seeing Subject and Walking Zoo: Indian Women Tourists in 1930s Europe ---
5. Clandestine Mobilities and Shifting Embodiments: Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan in Second World War Britain and France ----
Conclusion: Bodies in Motion.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: Shompa Lahiri.

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