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Imperial Women Writers in Victorian India: Representing Colonial Life, 1850-1910

Éadaoin Agnew
Format
Book
Published
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
ISBN
3319331949, 9783319331942
Summary
"This book is about Victorian women's representations of colonial life in India. These accounts contributed to imperial rule by exemplifying an idealised middle-class femininity and attesting to the Anglicanisation of the subcontinent. Writers described familiarly feminine modes of experience, focusing on the domestic environment, household management, the family, hobbies and pastimes, romance and courtship and their busy social lives. However, this book reveals the extent to which their lives in India bore little resemblance to their lives in Britain and suggests that the acclaimed transportation of the home culture was largely an ideological construct iterated by women writers in the service of the Raj. In this way, they subverted the constraints of Victorian gender discourses and were part of a growing proto-feminism."--Back cover.
Contents
  • Introduction: Imperial women writers in Victorian India
  • There's no place like home: homes and gardens in Victorian India
  • Good housekeeping: household management and domestic organization
  • Family ties: imperial women as wives and mothers
  • Ladies of leisure: pastimes, daily routines, and philanthropic duties
  • Hot gossip: sex and sexuality in Victorian India
  • High society: hill stations and social occasions
  • Epilogue.
Description
vii, 203 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) and index.
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