“WHY, SIR, AM I NOT AN INDIAN?”: IDENTITY, LIBERATION AND NATIONALISM IN EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY INDIA

Rosinka Chaudhuri

Abstract


This article draws on some of Chaudhuri's earlier work about Derozio’s life and writings.  It demonstrates how instrumental his voice was in the nascent discourse that later emerged as ‘Indian nationalism’, not specifically for Anglo-Indians but for Indians more generally.

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