Madhavi Thampi is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, and former editor of the journal China Report. She taught Chinese History at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Delhi from 1979 to 2014. Her major publications include Indians in China, 1800-1949 (2005) and China and the Making of Bombay (with Shalini Saksena, 2010). She also edited the volume India and China in the Colonial World (2005). She has coordinated the project to catalogue materials on modern China in the National Archives of India. Her main research interest lies in uncovering various aspects of the interactions between India and China in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The 1940s saw an unprecedented movement of thousands of Kazakhs from northern Xinjiang province in China to British India. Many of them ended up in Bhopal
With almost every aspect of life in today's world feeling the impact of an increasingly powerful China, the strategic importance for India of studying China seriously hardly needs to be emphasised. Yet, although the "buzz" about China has certainly increased, it is apparent that this has not necessarily translated into a more informed understanding of China here in India.
This paper presents an overview of the relatively unexplored holdings in the National Archives of India (NAI) related to China in the first half of the twentieth century, and particularly Republican-era China (1911-1949).
This work is an effort to catalogue materials related to modern China in the National Archives of India (NAI). This is the first ever publication catalogued materials related to China in the Special Collections of the NAI.
Throughout much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the British colonial Government of India was closely involved with affairs pertaining to Britain’s engagement with China.
Her main research interest lies in uncovering various aspects of the interactions between India and China in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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