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Danna Agmon's gripping microhistory is a vivid guide to the "Nayiniyappa Affair" in the French colony of Pondicherry, India. The surprising and shifting fates of Nayiniyappa and his family form the basis of this story of global mobilization, which is replete with merchants, missionaries, local brokers, government administrators, and even the French royal family.

Agmon's compelling account draws readers into the social, economic, religious, and political interactions that defined the European colonial experience in India and elsewhere. Her portrayal of imperial sovereignty in France's colonies as it played out in the life of one beleaguered family allows readers to witness interactions between colonial officials and locals.

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  1. Cover
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  1. A COLONIAL AFFAIR
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. A COLONIAL AFFAIR
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  1. Contents
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  1. A COLONIAL AFFAIR
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. The Actors
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. The Actors
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  1. Part One: The World of the Affair
  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. The Elusive Origins of a Colonial Scandal
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  1. Part One: The World of the Affair
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  1. 2. Kinship as Politics
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  1. 1. The Elusive Origins of a Colonial Scandal
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  1. Part Two: The Unfolding of the Affair
  1. 2. Kinship as Politics
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  1. 3. The Denial of Language
  2. pp. 73-92
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  1. Part Two: The Unfolding of the Affair
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  1. 4. Conflict at Court
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  1. 3. The Denial of Language
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  1. Part Three: The Afterlives of the Affair
  1. 4. Conflict at Court
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  1. 5. Between Paris and Pondichéry
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  1. Part Three: The Afterlives of the Affair
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  1. 6. Archiving the Affair
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  1. 5. Between Paris and Pondichéry
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. 6. Archiving the Affair
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  1. Notes
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. Index
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
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  1. A COLONIAL AFFAIR
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501713064
Related ISBN(s)
9781501709937, 9781501713071, 9781501752032
MARC Record
OCLC
1006974337
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-26
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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