Synopses & Reviews
The book explores the various stages of Shyamji Krishnavarma's life in India and abroad. Particular emphasis is placed on his role as cultural mediator who exerted a formative influence, on both the European view of India as well as the Indian reception of Western political thought.
This book is the first critical biography on Shyamji Krishnavarma scholar, journalist and national revolutionary who lived in exile outside India from 1897 to 1930. His ideas were crucial in the creation of an extremist wing of anti-imperial nationalism.
The work delves into a fascinating range of issues such as colonialism and knowledge, political violence, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora. Lucidly written, and with an insightful analysis of Krishnavarma s life and times, this will greatly interest scholars and researchers of modern Indian history, politics, the nationalist movement, as well as the informed lay reader.