A Time for Tea: Women, Labor, and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation
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A Time for Tea: Women, Labor, and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)

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In this creative, ethnographic, and historical critique of labor practices on an Indian plantation, Piya Chatterjee provides a sophisticated examination of the production, consumption, and circulation of tea. A Time for Tea reveals how the female tea-pluckers seen in advertisements—picturesque women in mist-shrouded fields—came to symbolize the heart of colonialism in Indi...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published November 29th 2001 by Duke University Press Books (first published November 2001)
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Juliana
Highly readable, interesting work. The author takes the novel approach of incorporating some creative writing into this nonfiction work-- each chapter begins with a piece of a sort of play about the material. She also draws on Alice in Wonderland in some intriguing ways-- the tea party, of course...

You'll never look at tea in quite the same way again.
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