New Histories of the Andaman Islands: Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790-2012 (Hardcover)

New Histories of the Andaman Islands: Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790-2012 By Clare Anderson, Madhumita Mazumdar, Vishvajit Pandya Cover Image

New Histories of the Andaman Islands: Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790-2012 (Hardcover)

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This innovative, multidisciplinary exploration of the unique history of the Andaman Islands as a hunter-gatherer society, colonial penal colony, and state-engineered space of settlement and development ranges across the theoretical, conceptual and thematic concerns of history, anthropology and historical geography. Covering the entire period of post-settlement Andamans history, from the first (failed) British occupation of the Islands in the 1790s up to the year 2012, the authors examine imperial histories of expansion and colonization, decolonization, anti-colonialism and nationalism, Japanese occupation, independence and partition, migration, commemoration and contemporary issues of Indigenous welfare. New Histories of the Andaman Islands offers a new way of thinking about the history of South Asia, and will be thought-provoking reading for scholars of settler colonial societies in other contexts, as well as those engaged in studies of nationalism and postcolonial state formation, ecology, visual cultures and the politics of representation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781107076792
ISBN-10: 110707679X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 17th, 2016
Pages: 333
Language: English