H-France Review Vol. 17 (July 2017), No. 120

“Pairaudeau’s work adopts a transnational approach that links the Indian subcontinent to Indochina and specifically to Cochinchina, while remaining cognizant of the metropole’s inherent causality. [..] It is difficult to find significant flaws with such a richly detailed and abundantly documented work based on tri-lingual archival research and numerous interviews on several continents.”