This is an analysis of the nature and impact of the Indian presence in Britain, and British reactions to it. Problems of discrimination, isolation, and deprivation turned many students to politics, they appropriated ideas and institutions, and challenged British metropolitan society.
Choice, April 2000
"The study is firmly grounded in the context of contemporary analysis of race relations in Britain, and contributes to an ongoing debate on postcolonialism and globalization."
"an important contribution to the history of "Anglo-Indian metropolitan" encounters…there is a lot to be gained from this study"s appraisal of the current debates around the notion of identity, which throws light on the dynamic nature of identity formation of Indians in Britain in the earlier period."
- Patterns and Prejudice
Times Higher Education Supplement
"The history described in this book, besides being a useful resource for historians of the period, will be valuable in developing a deeper understanding of post-colonial Britain."
International History Review
"Lahiri provides the best-documented study of overseas students in Britain