Indian arrivals, 1870-1915 : networks of British empire / Elleke BoehmerPublisher: New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015Description: xvi, 283 pISBN: 9780198744184Other title: Networks of British empireSubject(s): Commonwealth literature (English) | Postcolonialism in literature | Commonwealth literature (English) | Literature | Postcolonialism in literatureDDC classification: 820.991 712 41 Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online | Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-274) and index.
Introduction: Indian arrival--Encounters between Indians and Britons, 1870-1915 -- Passages to England: Suez, the Indian pathway -- The spasm of the familiar: Indians in late nineteenth-century London -- Lotus artists: self-orientalism and decadence -- Edwardian extremes and extremists, 1901-1913 -- Coda--Indian salients.
This title explores the rich and complicated landscape of intercultural contact between Indians and Britons on British soil at the height of empire, as reflected in a range of literary writing, including poetry and travel writing. The book's four decade-based case studies, leading from 1870 and the opening of the Suez Canal to the first years of the Great War, investigate from several different textual and cultural angles the central place of India in the British metropolitan imagination at this relatively early stage for Indian migration and intercultural exchange.