Book details

Publication date: March 2017
Features: 2 B&W photographs, bibliography, notes, index
Keywords: Anglo-Indian Literature / Victorian Writing / Colonial Studies
Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors, Anglo-Indian Literature / Victorian Writing / Colonial Studies, Literary Criticism, Gender Studies, Women's History, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900, LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women, Anglo-Indian Literature / Victorian Writing / Colonial Studies, Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Susmita Roye is Associate Professor of English at Delaware State University in the USA. She has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Award for Faculty for her monograph on women writers in British India.

"[The editor] gathers essays on the writer contemporaries called 'the female Rudyard Kipling' (p. xii). The wife of a Civil Service officer who lived in India for twenty-two years, Steel learned some of the local languages and improved the lives of Indian women by providing medical aid and establishing girls’ schools. The essays in this volume treat topics ranging from Steel’s rewriting of women’s role in the maintenance of British power to her sympathetic representation of the wit and creativity of Indian girls. The essays also reveal the generic range of Steel’s writing, from her letters to newspapers to intervene in social policy to her use of cookbook writing to suggest analogies between domestic and colonial management."

Andrea Henderson, Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (Autumn 58, 4)

Acknowledgements
Introduction / Susmita Roye
1 | Women Who Serve in Times of Need Recreating an Uprising in Flora Annie Steel’s Voices in the Night
DANIELLE NIELSEN
2 | The Other Voice
Agency of the Fallen Women in Flora Annie Steel’s Novels
AMRITA BANERJEE
3 | Narrative Strategy as Hermeneutic
Reading In the Permanent Way as Colonial Theory
LEEANNE M. RICHARDSON
4 | Flora Annie Steel and Indian Girlhood
HELEN PIKE BAUER
5 | The Transgressing Purdahnashin and
Violated Purdah Space
Kipling’s “Beyond the Pale” and Steel’s “Faizullah”
SUSMITA ROYE
6 | “Going Jungli”
Flora Annie Steel’s Wild Civility
ALAN JOHNSON
7 | How to Dine in India
Flora Annie Steel’s The Complete Indian Housekeeper
and Cook and the Anglo-Indian Imagination
RALPH CRANE AND ANNA JOHNSTON
8 | “Yours truly, Flora Annie Steel”
Gender, Empire, and Indian Pressure Politics in the
Times’s Correspondence Columns, 1897–1910
GRÁINNE GOODWIN

Contributors
Index
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