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The iconography of gender: The Indian uprising of 1857

Crane, Ralph and Mohanram, Radhika 2008. The iconography of gender: The Indian uprising of 1857. Feminist Studies in English Literature 16 (2) , pp. 5-30.

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Abstract

In this paper we consider the influences of the Indian Mutiny or Uprising of 1857 on gender formations in Anglo-India. The first part of our paper provides a concise background to the 1857 Uprising, while the second part explores the reconstructions of Anglo-Indian masculinity and femininity in response to the events of 1857 which shook Britain's confidence in its ability to control India. In particular we look at three examples of Mutiny iconography which open up a discourse on the status of whiteness in both Anglo-India and Britain with their implications for the relationship between race and gender in India.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender iconography, masculinity, femininity, race, imperialism, Britishness, Victorian culture, Indian Mutiny of 1857
Publisher: Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature
ISSN: 1226-9689
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 02:10
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/6268

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