'The Better Class' of Indians : Social Rank, Imperial Identity, and South Asians in Britain 1858-1914

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    Author: By (author)  A. Wainwright
    Format: Paperback
    More Product Information 1: Back cover copy
    This is the first book-length study to focus primarily on the role of class in the encounter between South Asians and British institutions in the United Kingdom at the height of British imperialism. In a departure from previous scholarship on the South Asian presence in Britain, 'The better class' of Indians emphasizes the importance of class as the register through which British polite society interpreted other social distinctions such as race, gender, and religion. Drawing mainly on unpublished material from the India Office Records, the National Archives, and private collections of charitable organizations, this book examines not only the attitudes of British officials towards South Asians in their midst, but also the actual application of these attitudes in decisions pertai......

    More Product Information 2: Table of contents
    General Editor's introduction
    1. Ranjitsinjhi's Britain
    Part I: Institutions
    2. The India Office
    3. The National Indian Association...

    More Product Information 3: About A. Wainwright
    A. Martin Wainwright is Associate Professor of History at The University of Akron -- . ...