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By Sukanya Banerjee

In this outstanding account of imperial citizenship, Sukanya Banerjee investigates the ways in which Indians formulated notions of citizenship within the British Empire from the past due 19th century during the early 20th. Tracing the affective, thematic, and creative tropes that underwrote Indian claims to formal equality sooner than decolonization, she emphasizes the extralegal lifetime of citizenship: the modes of self-representation it generates even sooner than it truly is codified and the political claims it triggers since it is deferred. Banerjee theorizes modes of citizenship decoupled from the rights-conferring countryside; in so doing, she presents a brand new body for knowing the colonial topic, who's frequently excluded from serious discussions of citizenship.

Interpreting autobiography, fiction, election speeches, financial analyses, parliamentary files, and govt correspondence, Banerjee foregrounds the narrative common sense maintaining the unparalleled claims to citizenship complicated via racialized colonial topics. She makes a speciality of the writings of figures corresponding to Dadabhai Naoroji, referred to as the 1st Asian to be elected to the British Parliament; Surendranath Banerjea, one of the earliest Indians admitted into the Indian Civil carrier; Cornelia Sorabji, the 1st girl to check legislation in Oxford and the 1st lady attorney in India; and Mohandas okay. Gandhi, who lived in South Africa for almost twenty-one years ahead of his involvement in Indian nationalist politics. In her research of the unforeseen registers in which they carved out a language of formal equality, Banerjee attracts commonly from discussions in either late-colonial India and Victorian Britain on political financial system, indentured hard work, woman professionalism, and bureaucratic modernity. Signaling the centrality of those discussions to the formulations of citizenship, Becoming Imperial Citizens discloses a colourful transnational area of political motion and subjecthood, and it sheds new mild at the advanced mutations of the class of citizenship.

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