Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History by Rozina Visram

By Rozina Visram

'Rozina Visram's first-class booklet does for Asians what Peter Fryer accomplished for African Caribbeans in his groundbreaking booklet, Staying Power.'
Socialist Review

'An remarkable advent to Asian legacy and history in Britian' Muslim News

Praise for Rozina Visram’s past pioneering learn,
Ayahs, Lascars and Princes:

'A energetic– and well timed– survey of British Indian history.' Salman Rushdie

'Rozina Visram’s first-class ebook does very much to give an explanation for how the belief of white supremacy lingers.' Hanif Kureishi

'Scholarly, succinct and gripping to read.' Dilip Hiro, TLS

In this new, groundbreaking e-book, Rozina Visram bargains an largely researched, complete learn of Asians from the Indian subcontinent in Britain. Spanning 4 centuries, it tells the historical past of the Indian group in Britain from the servants, ayahs and sailors of the 17th century, to the scholars, princes, squaddies, pros and marketers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Drawing on basic assets and lately declassified govt records, Visram examines the character and development of Asian migration; authentic attitudes to Asian cost; the reactions and perceptions of the British humans; the responses of the Asians themselves and their social, cultural and political lives in Britain. This innovative and targeted research asks what it is going to were like for Asians to stay in Britain, within the middle of an imperial city, and records the anti-colonial fight by means of Asians and their allies within the united kingdom. it's a useful contribution to our realizing of the origins of the various various groups that make up modern Britain.

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