Migrant Races: Empire, Identity and K.S. Ranjitsinhji

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Manchester University Press, 2004 - History - 230 pages
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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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Contents

The meanings of money
83
loyalty
128
federalism
152
The gendered aquarium
173
The fragile hero
183
The man and his women
194
Conclusion
214
Select bibliography
220
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Satadru Sen is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Washington University of St Louis.

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