Migrant Races: Empire, Identity and K.S. Ranjitsinhji (Studies in Imperialism Series)

Migrant Races: Empire, Identity and K.S. Ranjitsinhji (Studies in Imperialism Series)

by Satadru Sen
     
 

Migrant Races is a study of image, identity and mobility in colonial India and imperial Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the career of Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, who migrated from India to England as a teenager in the 1880s and returned to India in 1907, the book unravels the significance of this "racial misfit" living

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Migrant Races is a study of image, identity and mobility in colonial India and imperial Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the career of Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, who migrated from India to England as a teenager in the 1880s and returned to India in 1907, the book unravels the significance of this "racial misfit" living in a colonial society. While in England Ranjitsinhji rose to the heights of sporting hero, captaining the English cricket team to become one of the best-known athletes in the British empire.

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From the Publisher

"An intriguing and wonderfully well-written book, effectively encapsulating the key questions of imperial history through a study of one of the most famous men of the era and arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time. A marvellous book."--Patrick McDevitt, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719069260
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2005
Series:
Studies in Imperialism
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Satadru Sen is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Washington University of St Louis.

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