T. B. Pandian

Other names: 

Thomas B. Pandian

Rev. T. B. Pandian

Date of birth: 
01 Jan 1863
Precise DOB unknown: 

T. B. Pandian visited London in 1893 and produced a travel narrative that was published in 1897.

Published works: 

The Cooly Life in Ceylon (Palamcottah, 1918)

England to an Indian Eye, or English Pictures from an Indian Camera (London: Elliot Stock, 1897)

Indian Village Folk: Their Work and Ways (London: Elliot Stock, 1897)

Pandian and the Pariahs: Being a Comprehensive Account of Mr T. B. Pandian's Visit to England in the Interest of the Pariahs (Madras: s.n., 1895)

Slaves of the Soul in Southern India (Madras: n.p., 1899)


The Speaker, 26 Feb. 1898

 Asiatic Review, 1899 (Indian Village Folk)


Secondary works: 

Burton, Antoinette, 'Making a Spectacle of Empire: Indian Travellers in Fin-de-Siècle London', History Workshop Journal 42 (1996), pp. 127-46

Codell, Julie. F., 'Reversing the Grand Tour: Guest Discourse in Indian Travel Narratives', Huntington Library Quarterly 70.1 (2007), pp. 173-89

Sandhu, Sukhdev, London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined a City (London: HarperCollins, 2003)

Visram, Rozina, Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History (London: Pluto Press, 2002)