While in recent times the contribution of South African Indians in the struggle against colonial suppression and apartheid has become more widely known and understood, this does not extend to any great degree to the role of Indian women in this struggle. Little is known of their role in the Indian resistance movements, for example, [...]
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‘Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad, 1870-1950’ is a three year project (2007-10) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Making Britain examines South Asian contributions to Britain’s literary, cultural and political life in the period 1870-1950. Complicating the common perception that a homogeneous British culture only began to diversify after [...]
When India gained independence from the British there were still a few pockets of land which were not free. There was, of course, Goa but there was also Pondicherry in the south. Unlike Goa, where the Indian army had to intervene, Pondicherry acquired independence relatively peacefully. The exit of the French from Pondicherry was more like a lovers’ farewell than an acrimonious divorce.