By Manju Kapur

Set round the time of Partition and written with soaking up intelligence and sympathy, tricky Daughters is the tale of a lady torn among kinfolk accountability, the will for schooling, and illicit love. Virmati, a tender lady born in Amritsar into an austere and high-minded loved ones, falls in love with a neighbour, the Professor--a guy who's already married. That the Professor ultimately marries Virmati, installs her in his domestic (alongside his livid first spouse) and is helping her in the direction of additional reports in Lahore, is small comfort to her scandalised relations. or maybe to Virmati, who unearths that the conflict for her personal independence has created irrevocable traces of partition and soreness round her.

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1 763 J 1 86 1 ), p. 5, cited in John Rosselli, 'The Self-Image of Effeteness: PhYSical Education and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Bengal', Past and Present, 86 [Feb. 1980), p. 123. See also Percival Spear, The Nabobs [London: Oxford University Press, 1963), pp. 198-9. 44 Bishop Heber, quoted in Ketaki Kushari Dyson, A Various Universe: A Study of the Journals and Memoirs of the British Men and Women in the Indian Sub-Continent, 1 765-1856 [Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1 978), p. 49.

Recasting Wom en, p. 1-2 7. 38 Edward Said, Orientalism [New York: Vintage Books, 1978). 39 See Joseph Schumpeter, Imperialism and Social Classes, trans. Heinz Norden, ed. Paul Sweezey [New York: Augustus M. , 195 1 ). For a re-examination of the Lenin versus Schumpeter debate on imperialism, see Eric Stokes, 'Late Nineteenth­ Century Colonial Expansion and the Attack on the Theory of Economic Imperialism: A Case of Mistaken Identity', Historical Journal, 13:2 ( 1969), 205-301 . For a historical survey of the different stages of a modern world system shaped by imperialism, see 1.

For it was precisely the unevenness in the intersection of racial and gender ideologies that gave the politics of colonial masculinity its particular significance in the Ilbert Bill controversy. On the one hand, the agitation against the Ilbert Bill recuperated the challenge of racial equality by rearticulating racial difference in the terms of a pre-given gender hierarchy. On the other, it recuperated the feminist challenge of gender equality by harnessing even a 'New' gender ideology to the agenda of racial hierarchy.

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