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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, vol. 39, No. 19 , pp. 20-28 , doi: 10.1177/002198904043284.

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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
Authors/Creators:Crane, RJ
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature
ISSN: 0021-9894
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/002198904043284
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