by Rozina Visram - £26.99 Pluto Press (2002)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780745313733 | ISBN 10: 0745313736
In this groundbreaking book Rozina Visram offers an extensively researched, comprehensive study of Asians from the Indian subcontinent in Britain. Spanning four centuries, it tells the history of the Indian community in Britain from the first recorded baptism in 1616 and the servants, ayahs and sailors of the seventeenth century, to the students, soldiers, professionals, MPs, entrepreneurs and suffragettes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Drawing on primary resources and recently declassified government documents, Visram examines the nature and pattern of Asian migration; official attitudes to Asian settlement; the anti-colonial struggle by Asians and their allies in Britain; the reactions and perceptions of the British people; the responses of the Asians themselves, and their descendants, and their social, cultural and political lives in Britain. This imaginative and detailed investigation is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins of the many different communities that make up contemporary Britain.
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In booklists: Asian and Middle Eastern Britain, British History - Pre 20th Century, Migration, British History - 20th Century, In categories: Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, History & Biography, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, Anti-Racism,