Brian Stoddart - A People's Collector in the British Raj. PDF

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Arthur Galletti was an Indian Civil Service maverick in Madras Presidency whose professional and personal Anglo-Italian character 'differences' led to battles that highlighted sharp political and social divisions among British rulers in India.

This biography of Arthur Galletti provides deep insight into his life and personality as well as his style of working and his concern for the welfare of common people. Simultaneously, it demonstrates social prejudices in British India concerning class, status, race, education and profession. Also, it connects to the major phases of the independence movement in India between the late 19th century and 1947.

About The Author

Brian Stoddart is an Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, Australia, where he also served as Vice Chancellor and President. Now he works as an international consultant to higher education reform programmes funded by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Union. His doctoral work was on South Indian nationalist politics. Later he created an international reputation for his extensive work on sports culture, including Saturday Afternoon Fever: Sport in the Australian Culture and Sport, Culture and History. However he maintained his deep interest in South Asia throughout and has done numerous research projects in the field. Prof. Stoddart has also done extensive work for the press and electronic media, including a remarkable career as a radio commentator and collaborator on television series.

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