"Organizing Empire" presents a critical examination of how concepts of individualism functioned in support of and resistance to British imperialism in India. Through readings of British colonial and Indian nationalist narratives that emerged in parliamentary debates, popular colonial histories, newsletters, memoirs, biographies, and novels, Purnima Bose investigates the ramifications of reducing collective activism to individual intentions. Paying particular attention to the construction of gender, she shows that ideas of individualism rhetorically and theoretically bind colonials, feminists, nationalists, and neocolonials to one another. Bringing to the fore the constraints that colonial domination placed upon agency and activism, "Organizing Empire" highlights the complexity of the multiple narratives that constitute British colonial history.
The book is in very good condition, with some minor shelf wear.