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New book by Anand Yang tells forgotten histories of Indian convicts in colonial Southeast Asia

February 1, 2021

Anand Yang

Anand A. Yang

In “Empire of Convicts: Indian Penal Labor in Colonial Southeast Asia” (University of California Press, January 2021) Jackson School and History Professor Anand Yang, also former chair of the department of history and a former director of the Jackson School, delves into the stories of male and female Indians incarcerated in Southeast Asia for criminal and political offenses committed in colonial South Asia.

Read Yang’s blog about “Empire of Convicts”.

Learn more in this UW News highlight about the book in February 2021.

The book is part of the California World History Library Series, University of California Press. Yang is also the author of “The Limited Raj” and “Bazaar India.”