‘Distant Connections: India and Australia in the Colonial Era’
Fri, April 5, 2013 • 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206
Sir Christopher Bayly CAMBRIDGE
The colonial experience of India and Australia differed substantially. In the aftermath of European settlement and metropolitan policies, the themes include race, gender, colonial violence, ‘governmentality’, and political representation. Particular points of controversy include colonial and worldwars, the reform era of the 1830s, emerging nationalism, and the Great Depression, when the fate of India and Australia diverged markedly.
C. A. Bayly is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at Cambridge University. His books include Rulers, Townsmen, and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion (1983): Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (1989); and Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870. With Tim Harper he has written two books on the Second World War in Asia and its aftermath, Forgotten Armies.