The Better Class of Indians: Social Rank, Imperial Identity, and South Asians in Britain 1858-1914

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This is the first book-length study to focus primarily on the role of class in the encounter between South Asians and British institutions in the United Kingdom at the height of British imperialism. In a departure from previous scholarship on the South Asian presence in Britain, 'The better class' of Indians emphasizes the importance of class as the register through which British polite society interpreted other social distinctions such as race, gender, and religion. Drawing mainly on unpublished material from the India ...

'The Better Class' of Indians: Social Rank, Imperial Identity, and South Asians in Britain 1858-1914 2008, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719076664

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