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By Maya Jasanoff

During this ingenious publication, Maya Jasanoff uncovers the extreme tales of creditors who lived at the frontiers of the British Empire in India and Egypt, tracing their exploits to inform an intimate historical past of imperialism. Jasanoff delves underneath the grand narratives of strength, exploitation, and resistance to examine the British Empire in the course of the eyes of the folk stuck up in it. Written and researched on 4 continents, Edge of Empire enters an international the place humans lived, enjoyed, mingled, and pointed out with each other in methods richer and extra advanced than prior money owed have led us to think have been attainable. And as this ebook demonstrates, lines of that international stay tangible—and topical—today. An leading edge, persuasive, and provocative paintings of heritage.

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