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Indian Mobilities in the West, 1900-1947: Gender, Performance, Embodiment Shompa Lahiri

Indian Mobilities in the West, 1900-1947: Gender, Performance, Embodiment

Shompa Lahiri

Published March 15th 2010
ISBN : 9780230618206
Hardcover
220 pages
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 About the Book 

How and why did Indians move within and across the West? What effects did this have on their identities? Despite the burgeoning scholarship on the postcolonial South Asian Diaspora, histories and geographies of colonial Indian mobility have received much less scrutiny. Focusing on a range of individuals who moved within and across Europe and North America, including  a champion of Londons female poor, a tourist and a war-time spy, this book addresses that gap by examining the production of Indian mobility within the West over the course of the first half of the twentieth century. By analyzing the lives of individual Indian men and, in particular, women it articulates new perspectives on transnational histories and geographies of mobility, gender, performance, and embodiment.