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Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India

Ralph Crane and Radhika Mohanram


Within postcolonial studies, Britain’s long contact with India has been read generally only within the context of imperialism to inform our understanding of race, gender, identity, and power within colonialism. Yet postcolonial interpretations that focus on such single dimensions of identity risk disregarding the sense of displacement, discontinuities, and discomforts that compromised everyday life for the British in India—the Anglo-Indians—during the Raj. Imperialism as Diaspora reconsiders the urgencies, governing principles, and modes of being of the Anglo-Indians by approaching Britain’s ... More

Keywords: imperialism, diaspora, Anglo-Indian, British Raj, Sepoy Mutiny, racialization, 19th Century, imperial sexuality, racial contamination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318962
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Crane, author
University of Tasmania

Radhika Mohanram, author
Cardiff University