Ayahs, Lascars and Princes: The Story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Ayahs, Lascars and Princes

The Story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947, 1st Edition

By Rozina Visram


304 pages

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People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of history.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. India and Britain 2. Chattels of the Empire: Servants and Ayahs 3. Sailors who Filled the Gap: the Lascars 4. Towards an Asian Community in Britain: Individuals and Interests 5. Early Challengers to the Empire 6. Soldiers of the Empire in Two World Wars 7. Radical Voices 8. Princes, Students and Travellers 9. Into the Twentieth Century: Indian Influences in Britain; Appendices; Notes; S uggestions for Further Reading; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Social History