Ravished Angels: the Memsahib in 1857 Mutiny Fiction | Chaiti Mitra

Ravished Angels: the Memsahib in 1857 Mutiny Fiction | Chaiti Mitra

Ravished Angels: The Memsahib in 1857 Mutiny Fiction
Chaiti Mitra

Abstract: In the ideology of the British Raj, the “civilized” and “refined” Englishwoman, in sharp contrast to the veiled and “degraded” Indian woman in need of rescue, was seen as a marker of British superiority. The memsahib or the colonial Englishwoman out on her “civilizing mission” has been considerably visible in Indian cinema…

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Published in 2016

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