Landing [waler] horses from Australia; Catamarans and Masoolah boat, Madras, c.1834. Photo: State Library of New South Wales
Landing [waler] horses from Australia; Catamarans and Masoolah boat, Madras, c.1834. Photo: State Library of New South Wales

Tides of revolution and empire

New histories of the Oceanic South.

Historical accounts of the 'age of revolution' between the 18th and 19th centuries and the expansion of the British empire often neglect crucial perspectives of indigenous people in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

In this interview, Sujit Sivasundaram, Professor of World History, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, and Director of Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge, speaks to us about his latest book Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire.

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