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Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Elleke Boehmer


This book explores the rich and complicated landscape of intercultural contact between Indians and Britons on British soil at the height of empire, as reflected in a range of literary writing, including poetry and travel writing. The book’s four decade-based case studies, leading from 1870 and the opening of the Suez Canal to the first years of the Great War, investigate from several different textual and cultural angles the central place of India in the British metropolitan imagination at this relatively early stage for Indian migration and intercultural exchange. Focusing on a range of remar ... More

Keywords: arrivals, Britain, colonial literature, cosmopolitanism, diaspora, empire, imperial networks, India, intercultural exchange, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744184
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elleke Boehmer, author
Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford