Cherish Bolton

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Student
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction I was always fated to be a historian. Born in India and adopted by an American family, I spent my formative years in America's birthplace, Virginia. While it is cliche to claim interest in history due to a visit to Williamsburg, I lived there. Though I learned contextual skills early, I was completely burned out on history. Most assume that my interest in India is inherent; it is not. When frequently asked if I ever would visit my birthplace, my response was and still is, “No. I'd rather go when the British were there, but that was a 100 years ago.” Upon my return to university in 2008 after a 6 year absence, I gave in to my love of history - the best career decision I ever made. I recalled my early life in Virginia and nostalgia for British India. I realized that I always had an interest in imperial Britain. I now study late 19th and early 20th century Britain and its colonial holdings, particularly India. In an effort to become interdisciplinary in my studies, I am also researching the impact of economics and religion in the empire. I started this blog as a way to consider and comment on historical as well as current events outside of my usual coursework.