Being expatriates, their interpretation of events in India and in the United States were marked by their transnational vision and cross-cultural experiences in both these countries. Their memoirs projected America both as a land of democracy, and simultaneously a place where their attempts at becoming a part of American society was always a negotiated one colored by an awareness of their position as racialized minorities and foreigners coming from a colonized nation. Admiration for America remained balanced by doubts regarding her anti-colonial stance and occasional heart rending personal accounts of being an qoutcast.qTill 1927, when the government finally dropped all pending. 47 Ibid., 61. 46 Das was accused of sedition for distributing to the local Indians instruction manuals for making bombs. 49 Ibid., 70. 99 See Sudhindra Bose, aAsian Immigration to the anbsp;...
|Title||:||Colonial Displacements: Nationalist Longing and Identity Among Early Indian Intellectuals in the United States|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|