The Early South Asian Community in Britain and the Making of London’s “Oriental Quarter”

Date: March 14, 2010
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Place: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

Please reserve seats by emailing: stefcoop@interchange.ubc.ca (Kindly write under the subject heading: Professor Fisher’s Talk)
Michael Fisher holds the Robert S. Danforth Chair in History at Oberlin College. In 2007, he was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for the Social Sciences. He has published widely on various aspects of the interaction between the peoples and polities of India and the expanding British empire, as they occurred in both India and in Britain. His earlier published books are: A South Asian History of Britain: Four Centuries of Peoples from the Indian Subcontinent (London: Greenwood Press, 2007); Visions of Mughal India: An Anthology of European Travel Writing (London: I.B. Tauris, 2007) Counterflows to Colonialism: Indian Travellers and Settlers in Britain, 1600-1858 (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2004); Indirect Rule in India: Residents and the Residency System (Oxford University Press, 1991; 1998); The Politics of the British Annexation of India (Oxford University Press, 1994); The First Indian Author in English: Dean Mahomed (1759-1851) in India, Ireland, and England (Oxford University Press, 1996); The Travels of Dean Mahomet edited (University of California Press, 1997) and A Clash of Cultures: Awadh, the British and the Mughals  (1987). He is currently writing a book on Migration in World History for Oxford University Press