Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 1, 2003 - History - 261 pages
0 Reviews
Among the legacies of the colonial encounter are any number of contemporary ‘mixed-race’ populations, descendants of the offspring of sexual unions involving European men (colonial officials, traders, etc.) and local women. These groups invite serious scholarly attention because they not only challenge notions of a rigid divide between colonizer and colonized, but beg a host of questions about continuities and transformations in the postcolonial world.

This book concerns one such group, the Eurasians of India, or Anglo-Indians as they came to be designated. Caplan presents an historicized ethnography of their contemporary lives as these relate both to the colonial past and to conditions in the present. In particular, he forcefully shows that features which theorists associate with the postcolonial present — blurred boundaries, multiple identities, creolized cultures — have been part of the colonial past as well. Presenting a powerful argument against theoretically essentialized notions of culture, hybridity and postcoloniality, this book is a much-needed contribution to recent debates in cultural studies, literary theory, anthropology, sociology as well as historical studies of colonialism, ‘mixed-race’ populations and cosmopolitan identities.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Caplan, Lionel. Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a ...
Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World. Journal article by Geert De Neve; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. ... PM.qst?a=o& se=gglsc& d=5002007734

Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World. By ...
Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World. By Lionel. Caplan (New York, Berg, 2001) 261 pp. $68.00 cloth $22.50 paper ... journals/ journal_of_interdisciplinary_history/ v034/ 34.1buettner.pdf

Book reviews and notices : LIONEL CAPLAN, Children of colonialism ...
Automatic download [Begin manual download]. Downloading the PDF version of: Contributions to Indian Sociology Robinson 37 (12): 387. (127K) ... cgi/ reprint/ 37/ 1-2/ 387

Caplan, Lionel. Children of colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a ...
Children of colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a postcolonial world.(Book Review) from Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute in Reference provided by ... p/ articles/ mi_hb3030/ is_200309/ ai_n7684381

Children Of Colonialism - Boek -
Bekijk en vergelijk informatie, beoordelingen, vragen & antwoorden en de beste winkels voor 'Children Of Colonialism' op ▪ Boeken Engels ... boeken_engels/ d0001155919/ Children_Of_Colonialism.html

Electronic Resources
Ask a Librarian Seek information advisory service · HKUL > Electronic Resources. Children of colonialism : Anglo-Indians in a postcolonial world ... ER/ detail/ hkul/ 3179293

winter2003-04.working draft.qxd
The following tribute was delivered by Sudipta Sen at the family. service in Chicago on December 3, 2003. Remembering Barney ... newsletter/ 04_winter.pdf

Imposed Identities:
Imposed Identities:. A comparative analysis of the formation of the Anglo-Indian and Coloured identities. By Mark Faassen ... ~agilbert/ faassen.html

Interracial Marriage in the Last Portuguese Colonial Empire
e-JPH, Vol. 5, number 1, Summer 2007. Interracial Marriage in the Last. Portuguese Colonial Empire. Maria Eugénia Mata. Faculdade de Economia ... Departments/ Portuguese_Brazilian_Studies/ ejph/ html/ issue9/ pdf/ mmata.pdf

:: esmas compras
Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postco (Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World Libros Ingles Social Science General Berg ... esmas/ catalogo/ dsp_autor.cfm?autID=92588

About the author (2003)

Lionel Caplan is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Associate, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Bibliographic information