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Imperial Andamans : colonial encounter and island history /
Aparna Vaidik.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xvii, 282 p.
ISBN
0230576052 (hardback), 9780230576056 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230576052 (hardback)
9780230576056 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Andamans Imagined -- Colonizing the Bay -- Redemptive Space -- Natures Intrigue -- Working to Settle the Colony -- Myriad Andamans -- Castigating 'Hell on Earth'.
catalogue key
7299153
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
In 1858, the British set up a penal settlement on the Andaman islands in the Bay of Bengal. This study goes beyond the story of the island penal colony to investigate the other reasons of the colonization of the islands and how their unique geography and environment shaped their history, as well as their role in a larger historical process.
Main Description
In 1858, the British set up a penal settlement on the Andaman islands in the Bay of Bengal. This study goes beyond the story of the island penal colony to investigate the& other reasons of the colonization of the islands and how their unique geography and environment shaped their history, as well as their role in a larger historical process.
Long Description
Imperial Andamans traverses the Indian Ocean in the period when the British held sway over the major oceanic waters of the world. In reviving the history of the Andamans as an imperial prize, a chess piece in the imperial oceanic game, this book offers a fresh perspective on the history of British colonialism, nationalism and the creation of modern India from its geographic periphery, which was anything but marginal to Indian nationalism and Britain's oceanic empire. In this historical narrative the Andamans appear both as a space where history was written and a space created by history. What's more, in this story the historians of the Andaman Islands do not appear merely as spectators, but as actors, who, in writing the history of the space, are as much complicit in creating and authoring the space as the ancient and medieval travellers and writers, the colonial surveyors and administrators, and the Indian nationalists.
Description for Bookstore
The only full-length history of British colonialism in the Andaman Islands, revealing their importance in the wider Imperial picture
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Imperial Andamans' traverses the Indian Ocean in the period when the British held sway over the major oceanic waters of the world. In reviving the history of the Andamans as an imperial prize, it offers a fresh perspective on the history of British colonialism, nationalism and the creation of modern India from its geographic periphery.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Andamans Imagined
Colonizing the Bay
Redemptive Space
Natures Intrigue
Working to Settle the Colony
Myriad Andamans
Castigating 'Hell on Earth'
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