Auto boutiques-francophones SmartSaver Cyber Monday Deals Week in Home & Kitchen Kindle Music Deals Store SGG Simple and secure cloud storage Countdown to Cyber Monday in Lawn & Garden
CDN$ 64.91
  • List Price: CDN$ 66.21
  • You Save: CDN$ 1.30 (2%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Fragments of Empire: Capi... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Fragments of Empire: Capital, Slavery, and Indian Indentured Labor in the British Caribbean Hardcover – Jan 1 1998

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 64.91
CDN$ 64.90 CDN$ 61.75

Cyber Monday Deals Week in Books

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr; First Edition edition (Jan. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812234677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812234671
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 562 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,685,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description


In Fragments of Empire indenture becomes a lens through which empire, in all its complexity and vastness, comes into view. This is an empire that one does not see usually, an empire better described as a single constellation that arises in the imbrication of different spaces, levels, practices, and ideas. I cannot say enough about the importance of this idea, for it forces us to rethink current notions of colonialism and imperialism."-Gyan Prakash, Princeton University "A landmark study. The book gives a completely new reading of the cultural, racial, and economic dynamics of indentured Indian labour in the British Caribbean. The book is nothing less than a wake-up call to postcolonial theorists."-EHR "Fragments offers a new and refreshing perspective, taking us beyond chronology to a thorough examination of some of the macroconsiderations which tied together an early attempt at globalization... Any attempt to understand this present must be based on that past. Fragments of Empire successfully unravels much of that complicated past, making sense of a tangled maze of imperialistic devices. In this sense it is a very useful continuation of our understanding of worldwide diasporas."-International Review of Social History

About the Author

Madhavi Kale teaches history at Bryn Mawr College.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
First Sentence
THIS CHAPTER FOCUSES on the initial scheme for importing Indian laborers for plantations in British Guiana, its reception and course, and introduces some of the debates and characters that have animated accounts, memories and histories of the migration. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star