Writing under the Raj: Gender, Race, and Rape in the British Colonial Imagination, 1830-1947

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Writing Under the Raj is the first study to challenge the long-held critical assumption that the rape of colonizing women by colonized men was the first, or the only, rape script in British colonial literature. Drawing on current feminist and gender theory as well as a wide range of historical and cultural sources, Paxton identifies four different "scripts" about rape that appear in novels about India durign the period of British rule. Surveying more than 30 canonized and popular Anglo-Indian novels, Paxton shows how the treatment of rape reflects basic conflicts in the social and sexual contracts defining British and Indian women's relationships to the nation-state throughout the period.
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Paxton (English, Northern Arizona U.) draws on current feminist and gender theory, as well as historical and cultural sources, to identify four different "scripts" about interracial and intraracial rape that appear in novels about India during the period of British rule and demonstrate how these novels reflect unresolved ideological and symbolic conflicts in British ideas about sex, violence, and power. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813526010
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Orientalizing Rape 1
1 Rape, the Body, and the Sacrifices of Desire: British Romantic Poetry and Representations of the Colonial Harem 37
2 The Temple Dancer: Eroticism and Religious Ecstacy 84
3 Mobilizing Chivalry: Rape in National Epics about the Indian Uprising of 1857 109
4 Hostage to History: The Rani of Jhansi in Romances about the Indian Mutiny 137
5 Lost Children: Nationalism and the Reinscription of the Gendered Body 165
6 Mixed Couples: The New Woman and Interracial Marriage 193
7 Modernism, Irony, and the Erasure of Rape: Recontextualizing A Passage to India 229
Conclusion: A Glance at Rape in Postcolonial Fiction 267
Notes 273
Bibliography 293
Index 315
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