By Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter Rachel- with little cash, no style for luxurious and few concrete plans- meander slowly from Bombay to the southernmost tip of India. attracted to every little thing they see yet simply actually enchanted by way of humans, they remain in fisherman's huts and no-star motels, vacationing in packed-out buses, taking walks and through neighborhood boats. They double again to where they beloved such a lot, the hill province of Coorg, and cool down to stay there for 2 months. right here, anchored through her daughter's enjoy the corporate of her Indian neighbours, Murphy sketches an affectionate, clean and evocative portrait of those cardamom scented highlands and their hot, spontaneous and self-sufficient population.

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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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