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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, Playing the White Man: Ronald Merrick, Whiteness, and Erotic Triangles in Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 39, (1) pp. 19-28. ISSN 0021-9894 (2004) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/002198904043284

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:British and Irish Literature
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and Literature
Author:Crane, RJ (Professor Ralph Crane)
ID Code:32358
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-18
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