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  • A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore

    Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

    By John Solomon

    Untouchable migrants made up a significant proportion of Indian labour migration into Singapore in the 19th and 20th centuries. During this period, they were subject to forms of caste prejudice that powerfully reinforced their identities as untouchables overseas. Today, however, untouchability has…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals)

    By B. J. Moore-Gilbert

    First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947

    Contour of Freedom

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    The fragmentation of Bengal and Assam in 1947 was a crucial moment in India's socio-political history as a nation state. Both the British Indian provinces were divided as much through the actions of the Muslim League as by those of Congress and the British colonial power. Attributing partition…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism

    'Blooding' The Martial Male

    By J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

    The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the ‘blooding’ hunting ritual was a visible ‘hallmark’ of stirling martial masculinity. Sir Henry Newbolt, the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Theories of Imperialism (Routledge Revivals)

    War, Conquest and Capital

    By Norman Etherington

    First published in 1984, this study examines closely the shifting attitudes towards, and theories concerning, imperialism, from the colonial wars of the late nineteenth century to America’s involvement in Vietnam. This lucid investigation encompasses the World Wars, the disintegration of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-24 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

    British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

    By Moira Ferguson

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then…

    Paperback – 2015-12-24 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Iran and Russian Imperialism

    The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

    By Moritz Deutschmann

    Rather than a centralized state, Iran in the nineteenth century was a delicate balance between tribal groups, urban merchant communities, religious elites, and an autocratic monarchy. While Russia gained an increasingly dominant political role in Iran over the course of this century, Russian…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Iranian Studies

  • Gendering the Settler State

    White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980

    By Kate Law

    White women cut an ambivalent figure in the transnational history of the British Empire. They tend to be remembered as malicious harridans personifying the worst excesses of colonialism, as vacuous fusspots, whose lives were punctuated by a series of frivolous pastimes, or as casualties of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • The Northeast Question

    Conflicts and frontiers

    By Pradip Phanjoubam

    This book explores the idea, psychology and political geography of Northeast India as forged by two interrelated but autonomous meta-narratives. First, the politics of conflict inherent in, and therefore predetermined by physical geography, and second, the larger geopolitics that was unfolding…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge India

  • Early Nineteenth-Century Panjab

    Edited by J. S. Grewal, Indu Banga

    The Cha¯r Ba¯gh-i-Panja¯b, written by Ganesh Das Wadera immediately after the annexation of the Lahore kingdom by the British in 1849, is a classic Persian text. Its long descriptive part is the only surviving account of the social, religious, and cultural life of the peoples of the Punjab,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge India

  • The Global History of the Balfour Declaration

    Declared Nation

    By Maryanne A. Rhett

    This book examines the development and issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the document that set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel, within its global setting. The heart of the book demonstrates that the Declaration developed and contributed to a juncture in a global dialogue about…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Britain's Moment in Palestine

    Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948

    By Michael J Cohen

    In 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration for military and strategic reasons. This book analyses why and how the British took on the Palestine Mandate. It explores how their interests and policies changed during its course and why they evacuated the country in 1948. During the first…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

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