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Abdul Rahman, Tunku

A. J. Stockwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics. 1119 words.

Abdul Rahman, Tunku (1902–1990), prime minister of Malaysia, was born in Alor Setar, Kedah (a Malay state then under British ‘protection’), on 8 February 1902, the seventh son of Abdul...

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Afghan Merchants of the North London Marshes

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 21614 words.

This chapter turns its attention to the activities of Afghan traders in London and seeks to brings together three key themes that have been important to the ethnography presented across the...

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Afghan Migrants and Urban Life in Central Asia

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 19684 words.

This chapter explores Afghan traders’ experiences of and reflections on life in a range of settings across the former Soviet Union. It documents the ways in which traders talk about their...

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Afghan Trading Networks in Central Asia

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 15338 words.

This chapter charts the varying roles played by Afghans as merchants, traders, credit providers, and shopkeepers in Tajikistan. Afghans who belong to very different social categories from...

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After Diplomacy

Magnus Marsden.

in Trading Worlds

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 12411 words.

The ethnographic material presented in this chapter addresses the significance of trust to the traders’ activities through a consideration of the importance of practices of hospitality to...

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Aung San

S. R. Ashton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1221 words.

Aung San (1915–1947), politician in Burma, was born on 13 February 1915 at Natmauk, a small town in the Magwe district of central Burma, the youngest of nine children of U Pha, lawyer, and...

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Ba Maw

R. H. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 902 words.

Ba Maw (1893–1977), chief minister of Burma and wartime head of the Burmese administration, was born on 8 February 1893 at Maubin in the Irrawaddy Delta, Lower Burma, then a province of...

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Baker, Shirley Waldemar

Hugh Laracy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; Religion and Education. 659 words.

Baker, Shirley Waldemar (1836–1903), missionary and prime minister of Tonga, was born in Camden Town, London. He was the son of George Baker and his wife, Jane Woolmer, daughter of a...

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Becoming National

Madurika Rasaratnam.

in Tamils and the Nation

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 12180 words.

This chapter explains why the pan-ethnic conception of Indian national identity associated with the Indian National Congress was able to mobilize support in the Tamil-speaking areas, and...

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Becoming National

Madurika Rasaratnam.

in Tamils and the Nation

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian Politics. 10268 words.

This chapter shows how and why pan-ethnic nationalism did not develop in colonial Sri Lanka despite arguably more propitious conditions. Although there were efforts to develop a pan-ethnic...

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