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In the club: Associational life in colonial South Asia

Benjamin B. Cohen


In the Club presents a comprehensive examination of social clubs across South Asia. Often a target of intellectual scorn or literary ridicule, In the Club reorients attention towards the complex – and until now, often hidden inner workings of club life, while at the same time arguing for clubs as key contributors to South Asia’s colonial associational life and civil society. Using government records, personal memoirs, private club records, and club histories themselves, In the Club thematically explores colonial club life. All clubs had legal underpinnings that enmeshed them in larger colonial ... More

Keywords: India, Club, Association, Colonialism, Civil society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096051
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin B. Cohen, author
University of Utah