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Educating Seeta: The Anglo-Indian Family Romance and the Poetics of Indirect Rule

  title={Educating Seeta: The Anglo-Indian Family Romance and the Poetics of Indirect Rule},
  author={Shuchi Kapila},
Said’s Orientalism inspired several generations of scholars to study the English novel’s close involvement with colonialism, they have not considered how English novels themselves were radically altered by colonialism. In Educating Seeta, Shuchi Kapila argues that the paradoxes of indirect rule in British India were negotiated in “family romances” which encoded political struggle in the language of domestic and familial civility. A mixture of domestic ideology and liberal politics, these are… 
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