"Face Him Like a Briton": Tiger Hunting, Imperialism, and British Masculinity in Colonial India, 1800-1875

  title={"Face Him Like a Briton": Tiger Hunting, Imperialism, and British Masculinity in Colonial India, 1800-1875},
  author={Joseph Sramek},
  journal={Victorian Studies},
  pages={659 - 680}
  • J. Sramek
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • History
  • Victorian Studies
By 1864, when British Army officer Walter Campbell offered this advice, tigers and tiger hunting had become invested with several potent meanings. As "royal" beasts and "kings and masters of the jungle," tigers had been closely associated historically with Indian and other Southeast Asian rulers (Wessing 27), associations of which many nineteenth-century Britons were keenly aware. Not only did many Britons seek to emulate various Mughal emperors for whom tiger hunting was an element of kingship… 

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