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Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843
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Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Andrea Major

Abstract

This book asks why, at a time when East India Company expansion in India, British abolitionism, and the missionary movement were all at their height, was the existence of slavery in India so often ignored, denied or excused? By exploring Britain's ambivalent relationship with both real and imagined slaveries in India, and the official, evangelical, and popular discourses that surrounded them, it seeks to uncover the various political, economic, and ideological agendas which allowed East Indian slavery to be represented as qualitatively different from its trans-Atlantic counterpart. In doing so ... More

Keywords: East India Company, missionary movement, slavery, colonial policy, India, humanitarian movements, abolitionism, Britain, civilising mission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846317583
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317255

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Andrea Major, author

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