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Author May, Andrew J. (Associate professor of history), author

Title Welsh missionaries and British imperialism : the empire of clouds in north-east India / Andrew J. May
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave MacMillan, [2012]
Manchester, U.K. Manchester University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  266.0234290541 May/Wma  IN TRANSIT
Description xxiv, 312 pages : illustrations, map, portfolios ; 25 cm
Series Studies in imperialism
Studies in imperialism.
Contents pt. I Preparations -- 1.Some kind of preacher -- 2.Voyaging: two places at once -- 3.Networks and precursors -- pt. II The flag on the mountain -- 4.Drawing the frontier -- 5.The tranquillity of the borders -- 6.The richest collections -- 7.Creatures of a day: Christian soldiers -- pt. III The work on the hills -- 8.The banner of the cross -- 9.Cultural transactions: the letter and the gift -- 10.Intimacy and transgression -- pt. IV The borderlands of law and belief -- 11.The pen and the sabre -- 12.The refulgent cross and the heathen carnival -- 13.The country is ours
Summary "In 1841 the Welsh sent their first missionary to evangelise amongst the tribal peoples of the Khasi Hills of north-east India. This book follows Thomas Jones from rural Wales to Cherrapunji, the wettest place on earth and now one of the most Christianised parts of India. As colonised colonisers, the Welsh were to have a profound impact on the language, culture and beliefs of the Khasi people. As well as being a study of the early decades of missionary intervention, this book also foregrounds broader political, scientific, racial and military ideologies that mobilised the Khasi Hills into an interconnected network of imperial control."--Back cover
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304) and index
Subject Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church -- Missions -- History.
Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church -- Missions -- India -- History.
Christians -- India.
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Khasi (Indic people) -- Missions.
Khasi (Indic people)
Missionaries -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Missionaries -- India.
Missionaries -- Wales.
Missionaries -- India -- Meghalaya.
Missions, British -- History -- 19th century.
Missions, Welsh -- History.
Missions, Welsh.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- History.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- History.
India -- Colonization -- History -- 19th century.
India -- Missions.
ISBN 9780719080357