The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze: The British Raj and the Memsahib

by Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli

Table of Contents

Introduction: (Re)Viewing the Gaze (Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli)

I. Memsahib’s Literature: The Range of Memsahib’s Writings

Chapter 1: Inscribing the “Taaje”: Gender and Colonization in Lady Maria Nugent’sIndia Journal (Lisa Nevárez)

Chapter 2: Missing Children: Representations of Anglo-Indian Maternity (Helen PikeBauer)

Chapter 3: Cross-Gendered Voice and Disguise: A Discourse on Race, Class, and Gender in British India (Susmita Roye)

Chapter 4: Supernatural Empire: The Anglo-Indian Ghost Stories of Bithia Mary Croker and Alice Perrin (Melissa Edmundson)

II. Memsahib in Literature Colonial Sahibs’ Depictions of the Memsahib

Chapter 5: The Taming of the Shrew: A Passage to India as a Female Bildungsroman (Minjeong Kim)

Chapter 6: A Feminine Ear: Listening for Alternatives to the Imperial Gaze in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India(Benjamin Bateman)

Chapter 7: The Disguised Gaze: Cross-Cultural Gender Relations in Ruskin Bond’s A Flight of Pigeons(Mitali Gangopadhyay)

Chapter 8: Memsahibs in the Sun: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Heat and Dust and “Feminist” Orientalism (Modhumita Roy)




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