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India in Britain

South Asian Networks and Connections, 1858–1950

  • Susheila Nasta

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About this book


Moving away from orthodox narratives of the Raj and British presence in India, this book examines the significance of the networks and connections that South Asians established on British soil. Looking at the period 1858-1950, it presents readings of cultural history and points to the urgent need to open up the parameters of this field of study.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Susheila Nasta
    • 1
  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

About the editors

SUSHEILA NASTA is Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University, UK and a renowned critic, broadcaster and literary activist. Editor of Wasafiri, the magazine of international contemporary writing, which she founded in 1984, she has published widely on South Asian Britain. Recent publications include: Home Truths: Fictions of the South Asian Diaspora (Palgrave, 2002); Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk. A photographic history of South Asian Britain is forthcoming with Westbourne Press in 2013. Before joining the OU, she worked at the Universities of London and Cambridge and held several research fellowships overseas. She received an MBE for her services to Black and Asian Literature in 2011.

Bibliographic information


'This is indeed an impressive and ground-breaking collection of essays, offering significantly new research, and revealing the important contributions to British culture, society, and history made by Indian immigrants and visitors to Britain prior to World War ll.' - Lyn Innes, Emeritus Professor of Postcolonial Literatures, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK