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Title: The Experience of the 'England-Returned': The education of Indians in Britain in the early twentieth century and its long-term impact
Author: Mukherjee, Sumita
ISNI:       0000 0000 7888 0280
Awarding Body: Keble College, University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis focuses on an influential group of Indians known as the 'England returned' between 1904 and 1947, those Indian men and women who studied in Britain. It examines the experience of Indian students at British institutions of higher education, and assesses the long-term impact of the experience upon India, them, and the imperial relationship between Britain and India. It tracks the full trajectories of these students from the point of decision to leave India, through their times in Britain and then upon their return to Indian after their studies. Thus, the layout of the thesis is ordered loosely to follow these paths. The study begins with a survey and statistical overview of the backgrounds and destinations of the students. The next chapter discusses the importance of perceptions, by outlining Indian ideas and images about Britain, highlighting the main reasons for Indians to study in Britain, and assessing how travel abroad and distance away from India challenged their notions about 'Home', 'Self and 'Other'.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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