Distant Sovereignty: National Imperialism and the Origins of British India

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 216 pages
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It is impossible to understand how the British came to be British without thinking about how Indians became Indian. To a significant extent colonizers and colonized made each other. In this broad study of British rule in India during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Sudipta Sen takes up this dual agenda, sketching out the interrelationships between nationalism, imperialism and identity formation as they played out in both South Asia and Great Britain.
 

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Contents

The State and Its Colonial Frontiers
1
History as Imperial Lesson
27
Invasive Prospects
57
Domesticity and Dominion
85
The Decline of Intimacy
119
Afterword
151
viii
158
Select Bibliography
185
Index
201
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Sudipta Sen is assistant professor of history at Syracuse University. His first book, Empire of Free Trade: The East India Company and the Making of Colonial Marketplace was nominated for the John Ben Snow prize of the Council of British Studies and the Morris Forkosch prize of the American Historical Association.

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