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Scholarship-terrorists: the India House Hostel and the 'student problem' in Edwardian London

Tickell, Alex (2011). Scholarship-terrorists: the India House Hostel and the 'student problem' in Edwardian London. In: Ahmed, Rehana and Mukherjee, Sumita eds. South Asian Resistances in Britain, 1858-1947. London: Continuum, pp. 3–18.

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This book-chapter examines the nationalist politics of and British counter-terrorist measures taken against India House - a notorious Indian student hostel managed by Shyamji Krishnavarma and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the London suburb of Highate between 1905 and 1910. My analysis reviews the politics of the Indian House group and explores the policy-recommendations of the Lee Warner committee, founded to counteract the increasing political radicalism of Indian students in Britain. The chapter concludes with a short analysis of Sarath Kumar Ghosh's contemporary novel 'The Prince of Destiny'.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Editors, with The Authors
ISBN: 1-4411-1756-3, 978-1-4411-1756-4
Keywords: Krishnavarma; Savarkar; terrorism; India House; The Indian Sociologist; Sarath Kumar Ghosh; The Prince of Destiny
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 28767
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 08:33
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 10:44
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