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Author McCabe, Jane, author.

Title Race, tea and colonial resettlement : imperial families, interrupted / Jane McCabe.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.


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Summary "A 20th-century saga of interracial Anglo-Indian tea dynasties prised apart and scattered as far away as New Zealand"--Provided by publisher.
"In the early 20th century, the 'problem' of interracial relations between British colonials and natives was a hotly debated topic in British India. One Scottish missionary's solution was to isolate and raise the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women in an institution in Kalimpong, in the foothills of the Himalayas, before permanently resettling them--far from their maternal homeland--as workers in New Zealand. Historian Jane McCabe leads us through a compelling research journey that began with uncovering the story of her own grandmother, Lorna Peters, one of 130 adolescents resettled in New Zealand under the scheme between 1908 and 1938. Using records from the 'Homes' in Kalimpong and in-depth interviews with other descendants in New Zealand, she crafts a compelling, evocative, and unsentimental yet moving narrative--one that not only brings an untold part of imperial history to light, but also transforms previously broken and hushed family histories into an extraordinary collective story. This book attends to both the affective dimension of these traumatic familial disruptions, and to the larger economic and political drivers that saw government and missionary schemes breaking up Anglo-Indian families--schemes that relied on future forgetting"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: The Origin Narrative -- Section 1. India : Separations -- 2. Assam Tea Plantation Families -- 3. St. Andrew's Colonial Homes -- Section 2. New Zealand : Resettlement -- 4. 1910s : Pathway to a Settler Colony -- 5. 1920s : Working the Permit System -- 6. 1930s : Decline and Discontinuance -- Section 3. Transnational Families -- 7. Independence -- 8. Reunion -- 9. Conclusion.
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Subject Racially mixed people -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Anglo-Indians -- History -- 20th century.
Plantation owners -- Family relationships -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Tea plantations -- Social aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Miscegenation -- India -- History -- 20th century.
India -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Kālimpong (India) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Land settlement -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
Australasian & Pacific history.
British & Irish history.
General & world history.
Colonialism & imperialism.
HISTORY -- World.
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Anglo-Indians. (OCoLC)fst00808961
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Imperialism -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00968140
Land settlement. (OCoLC)fst00991305
Miscegenation. (OCoLC)fst01023613
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racially mixed people. (OCoLC)fst01086595
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
India -- Kālimpong. (OCoLC)fst01220645
New Zealand. (OCoLC)fst01204542
General & world history.
European history.
Australasian & Pacific history.
New Zealand.
British Empire.
20th century, c 1900 to c 1999.
Social & cultural history.
Colonialism & imperialism.
Sociology: family & relationships.
Migration, immigration & emigration.
United Kingdom, Great Britain.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: McCabe, Jane. Race, tea and colonial resettlement. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017 9781474299503 (DLC) 2016047940 (OCoLC)957139234
ISBN 9781474299510 (electronic book)
1474299512 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40027157097
ISBN 9781474299527
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