Distant Sovereignty: National Imperialism and the Origins of British India

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 216 pages
In this broad study of British rule in India during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Sudipta Sen takes up this dual agenda, sketching out the interrelationships between nationalism, imperialism, and identity formation as they played out in both England and South Asia.


The State and Its Colonial Frontiers
History as Imperial Lesson
Invasive Prospects
Domesticity and Dominion
The Decline of Intimacy

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Sudipta Sen is assistant professor of history at Syracuse University. His first book, Empire of Free Trade: The East India Company and the Making of Colonial Marketplace was nominated for the John Ben Snow prize of the Council of British Studies and the Morris Forkosch prize of the American Historical Association.

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