Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism Paperback

The Empire of Clouds in North-East India

by Andrew J. May;

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Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism

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In 1841, the Welsh sent their first missionary, Thomas Jones, to evangelise the tribal peoples of the Khasi Hills of north-east India. This book, available in paperback for the first time, follows Jones from rural Wales to Cherrapunji, the wettest place on earth and now one of the most Christianised parts of India. As colonised colonisers, the Welsh were to have a profound impact on the culture and beliefs of the Khasis. The book also foregrounds broader political, scientific, racial and military ideologies that mobilised the Khasi Hills into an interconnected network of imperial control. Its themes are universal: crises of authority, the loneliness of geographical isolation, sexual scandal, greed and exploitation, personal and institutional dogma, individual and group morality. Written by a direct descendant of Thomas Jones, it makes a significant contribution in orienting the scholarship of imperialism to a much-neglected corner of India, and will appeal to students of the British imperial experience more broadly.

Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism by Andrew J. May was published by Manchester University Press in December 2015. The ISBN for Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism is 9780719099977.

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Details for Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism

Page last updated 25th July 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherManchester University Press (December 2015)
Number of Pages336
Thickness19 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4356558
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