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

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INDEX
abduction: accommodation to, 77; fantasies of, in novel, 146-147; as prelude to marriage, 152; rape as, 8, 12; staged, 132; theft as, 40-41
abjection: alms giving and, 210; boundaries of, 20-21, 26, 35, 217, 219-222; of children, 126, 166, 170; concept of, 200-201, 282n7, 289n17; of devadasis, 87-91, 93-94, 98, 102-108; of eunuchs, 68; of female body, 220, 262-263; female sexuality and, 207; homosexuality's relation to, 200-201, 232-233, 247- 249; in interracial relations and marriage, 25, 204-206, 207, 209, 219-224; Oedipal grounds of, 225; in public sphere, 212-214; race as determinant of, 89, 91, 164; rape victims assigned to, 19-21, 240, 265; religion as sign of, 270; seclusion as, 187; as struggle against mother, 203, 289n12; of subjectivity, 19-21; women assigned to, 19-21, 258-259, 262-263, 265-266, 269-270; zones of, 200, 210-211
abolitionism, 56, 68, 280n35
adventure novels, as male romances, 137-144. See also male romance novels
Afghan's Knife, The ( Sterndale): race re- imagined in, 149-154; sexual imaginary in, 143, 271
Africa: British colonialism in, 9-10; eunuchs from, 67-68, 281n40; rape cases in, 9, 166
afterlife: as sensual paradise, 55-56; as spiritual, 50
Agarwal, Purshottam, 285n30
age: for marriage, 114, 187; as measure of consent, 113, 114, 196, 287n16; of rape victims, 242
agency: conflicts over, 61; contradictions in, 194; in marriage and reproduction, 40, 44; Taylor's depiction of, 76-77, 79, 98-99
Age of Consent Act ( 1891), 196, 287n16
agnosticism: age and, 242; marriage and, 239-240; New Woman and, 251-252
Agra, in Indian Uprising, 5
"Alastor" ( Shelley), 43, 91, 94, 282n10
Ali, Zaffir, 269
allegory: function of, 291n21; rape and, 39; women as, 4
Alloula, Malek, 3, 37, 59
alms giving, 210
Amritsar Massacre, 233, 290n5
Amur, G. S., 284n21
Anand, Mulk Raj, 287n7
Andrew, Elizabeth, 197-198
Anglicanists, colonial administrators as, 273n5. See also Utilitarians
Anglo-Indian novels: ambiguities in, 116-117; compared to British, 111, 144; constituted in imperialism, 28- 29; context of, 22-24; modernist techniques avoided in, 238; as romances vs. adventures, 29; selection of, 26-27; vernacular in, 172-173; voices in, 27-28, 61. See also captivity tales; mutiny novels; romance novels

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