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Author Metcalf, Thomas R., 1934-
Title Imperial connections : India in the Indian Ocean arena, 1860-1920 / Thomas R. Metcalf.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007.

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Author Metcalf, Thomas R., 1934-
Series The California world history library ; 4
California world history library ; 4.
Subject India. Army -- Colonial forces -- Indian Ocean Region.
Indian Ocean Region -- Colonization -- History.
East Indians -- Colonization -- Indian Ocean Region -- History.
East Indians -- Employment -- Indian Ocean Region -- History.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- Administration.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- Administration.
India.
United Kingdom.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 264 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary An innovative remapping of empire, Imperial Connections offers a broad-ranging view of the workings of the British Empire in the period when the India of the Raj stood at the center of a newly globalized system of trade, investment, and migration. Thomas R. Metcalf argues that India itself became a nexus of imperial power that made possible British conquest, control, and governance across a wide arc of territory stretching from Africa to eastern Asia. His book, offering a new perspective on how imperialism operates, emphasizes transcolonial interactions and webs of influence that advanced the.
Contents Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Empire Recentered -- 1 -- Governing Colonial Peoples -- 2 -- Constructing Identities -- 3 -- Projecting Power: The Indian Army Overseas -- 4 -- Recruiting Sikhs for Colonial Police and Military -- 5 -- "Hard Hands and Sound Healthy Bodies": Recruiting "Coolies" for Natal -- 6 -- India in East Africa -- Conclusion -- List of Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note English.
ISBN 9780520933330 (electronic bk.)
0520933338 (electronic bk.)
9781429471800 (electronic bk.)
1429471808 (electronic bk.)
9780520258051
0520258053
9780520249462
0520249461
1282762230
9781282762237
9786612762239
6612762233
1433709694
9781433709692
ISBN/ISSN 9780520258051
OCLC # 134947959
Additional Format Print version: Metcalf, Thomas R., 1934- Imperial connections. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007 9780520249462 0520249461 (DLC) 2006021611 (OCoLC)70230721



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