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

Race, tea and colonial resettlement : imperial families, interrupted

McCabe, Jane.


Personal Author
McCabe, Jane.

Publication Information
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, c2017.

Physical Description
xvii, 253 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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.

"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.

Subject Term
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.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Land settlement -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
India -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Klimpong (India) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.

Bibliographical References
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-241) and index.

Field 805
npmlib 南院 10720917 DS430 M35 wj

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NPMSBDS430 M35 2017107209171B*南院西文圖書