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Playing the White Man: Ronald Merrick, Whiteness, and Erotic Triangles in Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet

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Crane, RJ (2004) Playing the White Man: Ronald Merrick, Whiteness, and Erotic Triangles in Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 39 (19). pp. 20-28. ISSN 0021-9894

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Abstract

In his seminal Survey of Anglo-Indian Fiction Bhupal Singh suggests that ‘‘strictly speaking’’, the term Anglo-Indian fiction ‘‘means fiction mainly describing the life of Englishmen in India’’.1 Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet,2 which as Sabina Sawhney (amongst others) has noted, is ‘‘populated almost exclusively by the British’’, clearly fits this narrow definition of the genre. Sawhney goes on to suggest that Scott’s ‘‘monocular vision reinforces the Western European and North American prejudices of the relative importance of various peoples’’.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Page Range: pp. 20-28
ISSN: 0021-9894
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1177/002198904043284
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2007 00:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:24
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2350
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