South Asians have lived in Britain for centuries. From the first trade conducted between the two nations along the Silk Route to the adoption of Chicken Tikka Masala as a national dish, the ongoing mutual exchange of cultures continues to flourish today. Asian Britain vividly charts Britain’s process of coming to terms with the historic realities of its culturally diverse past and present.
In this photographic history publication, personalities from the arts, business, politics and sport appear alongside the pioneers—the first female law student at Oxford, the first Indian RAF pilots, the first Asian MP—and of equal significance are the experiences and history of the ordinary immigrants.
About the Author
Susheila Nasta is Editor-in-Chief of the internationally distinguished literary magazine Wasafiri, which she founded in 1984. Currently Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University, she has published widely on the black and South Asian diasporas. Since 2007, Nasta has been Director of a major interdisciplinary research project on Asian Britain.
About the Publisher
Saqi Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa with two imprints: Westbourne Press is committed to releasing engaging works that offer an alternative, progressive perspective on the leading issues of our time, and Telegram publishes new and classic international writing.