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Imperial Connections: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920

Imperial Connections: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920
Author: Thomas R. Metcalf
ISBN 13: 9780520258051
ISBN 10: 520258053
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2008-10-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 284
List Price: $31.95

"Imperial Connections challenges the Eurocentrism implicit in many accounts of modern European empires. Focusing on the British empire when it was at its zenith, Metcalf analyzes the pivotal role the Raj played in the running of the empire in regions as far flung from one another as, say, Egypt, Uganda, Natal, and the Malay peninsula. This innovative book is a real tour de force from a respected and versatile historian of
India."—Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference

"As he has done regularly throughout his career, Thomas Metcalf has once again refreshed the study of British imperial history with a bold new perspective. Imperial Connections puts South Asians—soldiers, policemen and labourers—right at the heart of his study."—C.A. Bayly, Cambridge University, author of The Birth of the Modern World

"This is a distinctly original study which re-centers colonial power in provocative ways. Metcalf asks a simple question—why were
Indians so persistently to be found elsewhere in the British empire, and in such significant numbers? Then elegantly offers answers that force us to re-think the operations of imperial power in critical ways. Wide-ranging, elegantly written, and meticulously researched, Metcalf's is an important and a persuasive study."—Philippa Levine, author of Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, and forthcoming, The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset