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New Histories of the Andaman Islands : Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790-2012.

Author: Clare Anderson; Madhumita Mazumdar; Vishvajit Pandya
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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A multidisciplinary exploration of the history of the Andaman Islands, blending history, sociology and anthropology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Anderson, Clare.
New Histories of the Andaman Islands : Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790-2012.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Anderson; Madhumita Mazumdar; Vishvajit Pandya
ISBN: 9781316428351 1316428354
OCLC Number: 953655708
Notes: Culture, religion, society and sexuality.
Description: 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title ; Frontispiece ; Title page ; Copyright information ; Table of contents ; List of figures ; Acknowledgements ; List of abbreviations ; Glossary ; 1 Introduction ; Entangled histories ; Collaboration, integration, relationships ; Landscape, space and place. Contentious, affective and imagined landscapes Part I Contentious landscapes ; 2 Improving visions, troubled landscapes: the legacies of colonial Ferrargunj ; Introduction ; The penal colony in transition ; The improving vision ; The search for colonists. The birth of Ferrargunj Colony The changing fate of Ferrargunj ; Conclusion ; 3 Entangled struggles, contested histories: the Second World War and after ; Introduction ; From occupation to Independence ; The abolition of the penal colony: repatriation, Andaman Indians and Andamanians. Wartime compensation, relief and pensions Histories of commemoration and memorialization ; Conclusion ; 4 The making of a 'rhizomatic' landscape: place, space and the politics of memory in the Andamanese Islands ; Introduction: embodied and rhizomatic landscapes. Front yards and back yards The ironies of Aberdeen ; Contentious memories: the Japanese occupation ; Mazar at Sona Pahad ; Conclusion ; Part II Affective landscapes ; 5 The Andaman local born: history, identity and convict descent ; Introduction ; Land and labour.

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A multidisciplinary exploration of the history of the Andaman Islands, blending history, sociology and anthropology.

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