Asian Britain: A Photographic History

Nasta, Susheila and Stadtler, Florian (2013). Asian Britain: A Photographic History. London: Westbourne Press.



This book charts a visual history of South Asian Britain from 1858 to the present. Written by Susheila Nasta and compiled with Florian Stadtler, it figures Britain's first Asian MPs and suffragettes as well as documenting the often forgotten histories of the working-classes: the lascars and ayahs settled in Britain from the mid nineteenth century and before. This book opens a window on to the complexity and depth of the South Asian presence in Britain offering new archival material drawn from a range of repositories in the UK, the US and South Asia. The visual images are accompanied by a narrative explicating the main historical moments and figures.

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