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Cover of Women and Empire, 1750-1939 Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

Women and Empire, 1750-1939: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

Edited by Susan K. Martin; Caroline Daley; Elizabeth Dimock; Cheryl Cassidy; Cecily Devereux

  • Published: 26 Jan 2009
  • DOI: 10.4324/9780415310925
  • Set ISBN: 9780415310925

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In 1912, Sarojini Naidu, Indian poetess, political activist, first governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh, as well as wife, mother, orator, and envoy, published a book of poems, The Bird of Time, which captured the rhythms and images of the India she cherished. Perhaps a metaphor for the long century of British rule, one of Naidu’s poems, ‘An Indian Love Song’, tells of a young woman refusing her lover’s addresses because, ‘The feud of old faiths and the blood of old battles sever thy people and mine’ (Naidu 1912). Feuds and battles certainly characterized events in India beginning in the first third of the nineteenth century and continuing until India’s independence in the 1940s. And many of the clashes in India throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth did indeed ‘sever’ Naidu’s people from the British and Americans who travelled, occupied, evangelized, and succoured on the subcontinent. Yet, in significant ways, the events that created conflicts between Westerners and the peoples of India inevitably connected both groups, especially when seen through women’s eyes.

Volume Contents

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    Front Matter
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    Introduction By Susan K. Martin; Caroline Daley; Elizabeth Dimock; Cheryl Cassidy; Cecily Devereux
  • Travel, Adventure, and Social Life
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      A Month in a Dandi (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., 1891), pp. 1–9, 106–9. By Christina Sinclair Bremner
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      Our Viceregal Life (London: J. Murray, 1884), pp. 1–8, 11–21, 26–9. By Harriot Georgina Blackwood
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      Rifle and Spear with the Rajpoots: Being the Narrative of a Winter’s Travel and Sport in Northern India (London: Chatto and Windus, 1895), pp. 49–54, 57. By Nora Beatrice Blyth Gardner
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      Life in Western India (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1881), pp. 126–31. By Katherine Blanche Guthrie
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      Imperial India: Letters from the East (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903), pp. 6–11. By John Oliver Hobbes
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      The Diary of a Civilian’s Wife in India, 1877–1882 (London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1884), pp. 26–33, 38–43, 70–5. By Mrs Robert Moss King
  • Philanthropy and Missionary Life
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      ‘Miss Abbott in India’, Life and Light for Woman (Feb. 1889), pp. 80–2. By Katherine Abbott
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      ‘India: Evangelistic Efforts for the Women of India’, Life and Light for Women (Apr. 1893), pp. 156–61. By Mrs. M. E. Bissell
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      Six Months in India (London: Longmans, Green, 1868), pp. 52–5, 234–9. By Mary Carpenter
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      ‘India. Self-Offering’, Life and Light for Woman (Aug. 1891), pp. 394–8. By Mrs. Edward S. Hume
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      An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord’s Dealings with Mrs Amanda Smith, The Colored Evangelist; Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as an Independent Missionary (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1896), pp. 183–95. By Amanda Smith
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      Eva M. Swift, ‘To the Girls at Home, From One of the Girls’, Life and Light for Woman (Apr. 1889), pp. 181–3. By Eva M. Swift
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      South India Sketches (London: J. Nisbet, 1843), pp. 1–17. By Sarah Tucker
  • The Zenana and Women of Colour
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      Behind the Purdah or, the Lives and Legends of our Hindu Sisters (Calcutta and Simla: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1916), pp. 1–11. By Milly Cattell
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      Hindoo Female Education (London: R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1839), pp. 34–40. By Priscilla Chapman
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      ‘Gleams of Light in Benares’, Life and Light for Woman (Feb. 1893), pp. 60–4. By Mrs Joseph Cook
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      ‘Ramabai’, Woman’s Missionary Friend (Aug. 1898), pp. 39–43. By Lucy Guinness
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      ‘A Day in the Zenana’, Woman’s Missionary Friend (Oct. 1898), pp. 115–16. By Mrs Ada Lee
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      The High-Caste Hindu Woman (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1901), pp. 40–69. By Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati
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        Married Life
  • Military Experiences
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      My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny (London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1891), pp. 196–214. By Ethel St. Clair Grimwood
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      Life in the Mission, the Camp and the Zenana, or Six Years in India, vol. II (London: Bentley, 1853), pp. 1–7, 386–8. By Helen (Douglas) Mackenzie
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      My Recollections of the Sepoy Revolt (1857–58) (London: John Long Limited, 1911), pp. 17–21, 32–41. By Mrs D. D. Muter
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      Camp and Cantonment: A Journal of Life in India in 1857–1859, With Some Account of the Way Thither (London: Longman Green, Roberts and Green, 1865), pp. 151, 153, 155. By Georgina Theodosia Fitzmoor-Halsey Paget
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      Missionary Sketches in North India with References to Recent Events (London: James Nisbet and Company, 1858), pp. 91–101. By Mary Weitbrecht
  • Professional Lives in Medicine
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      A Bluestocking in India: Her Medical Wards and Messages Home (London: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1910), pp. 9–11, 80–7, 112–16. By Winifred Heston
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      A Memoir (London: Henry Frowde, 1905), pp. 36–7, 40–3, 48–51, 76–7. By Catharine Grace Loch
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      A Glimpse of India: Being a Collection of Extracts from the Letters of Dr Clara A. Swain, First Medical Missionary to India of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America (New York: James Pott & Company, 1909), pp. 129–33, 136–40, 150–5. By Dr. Clara A. Swain
  • Literary Accounts of India
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      The Zenana and Minor Poems (London: Fisher, 1839), pp. 1–17. By Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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      The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death and the Spring (London: William Heinemann, 1912), pp. 11–13, 22–5, 68–9. By Sarojini Naidu; Mrs Edmund Gosse
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      The Missionary: An Indian Tale, vol. 1 (London: J. J. Stockdale, 1811), pp. 55–63, 208–13. By Miss (Lady Morgan) Owenson
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      Reminiscences of the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857 (Lahore: Samuel T. Weton, 1911), pp. 6–27. By Florence Wagentreiber