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Essays on Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Jan Montefiore

This book is a collection of essays on Rudyard Kipling and brings historical, literary critical and postcolonial approaches to this perennially controversial writer. The first and fairest thing to say about Kipling is that he has borne a brilliant part in recovering the lost provinces of poetry. Kipling's morality is the morality of someone who has to prove that God is not responsible for part of the world, and that the Devil is. Kipling's imperialist opinions became more strident after the Boer War he lost the esteem of British literary intellectuals, whom he in turn despised. The book addresses Kipling's approach to the Boer war, his involvement with World War One, his Englishness and the politics of literary quotation. It demonstrates the effects of a Kipling-conditioned world on Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney and David Jones. The book focuses on Kipling's collection of stories and accompanying poems, Actions and Reactions, which was published in October 1909. It also probes the historical subtext of the children's fable Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Indian history, Kipling's search for God, and his longest Indian experience of footloose travel in the Native states of North India. Stalky & Co is the text of Kipling's which features the largest number of quotations. Kipling's notion of the ideally masculine 'army man' in relation to contemporary late Victorian discourses and practices of same-sex passion is analyzed. The book also addresses Kipling's views on the question of fascism, anti-Semitism and the 'doctrine of racial superiority'.

Meghalaya’s experience
Priyankar Upadhyaya and Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya

context of the Garo–Khasi tension in Meghalaya’, in Lazar Jayseelan (ed.), Conflict Mapping and Peace Processes in North East India (Guwahati: North Eastern Social Research Centre, 2008). Sen, A., Development as Freedom (1st edn) (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999). Sen, A., The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity (London: Penguin, 2005). Sharp, G., Gandhi as a Political Strategist (Boston, MA: Porter Sargent, 1979). Shillong Times, ‘Chavan’s appeal for restoring amity’, 3 November 1979. Srikanth, H. ‘Prospects of liberal

in Cultures of governance and peace
Welsh Presbyterianism in Sylhet, Eastern Bengal, 1860–1940
Aled Jones

the underdog’. See A. Sen, The Argumentative Indian. Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity (London, 2005), p. 37. 25 Anon. ‘A Short account of the Mission Work in Sylhet from its commencement in 1849’, 2 vols. No author, but written in Sylhet on the jubilee of the Sylhet mission

in Empire, migration and identity in the British world
Robin Jared Lewis

of India as has Kipling. From his sketches of high Anglo-Indian officials at play in the hill stations to his tales of rough-and-tumble bazaar life, Kipling offered his readers a vivid panorama of everyday life in a land most of them had never seen. Although his earliest Indian writings were intended primarily as light amusement for an Anglo-Indian audience, he soon became the single most

in Asia in Western fiction
Ronald Hyam

. Proctor (ed.), Autobiography of C. Lowes Dickinson, London, 1973, pp. 178-9; Forster, The Hill of Devi, and other Indian Writings. Furbank argues (II, pp. 35-51) that a visit to Egypt in 1917-19 made Forster sexually ‘more active’; however, I incline to think that the way for this was at least strongly prepared by his encounters with Searight. Maurice was begun shortly

in Empire and sexuality
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Jan Montefiore

four essays on Kipling’s Indian writings, probes the historical subtext of this much-loved children’s fable about the mongoose and ‘the great war which [he] fought single-handed’.36 Like the other stories in the Jungle Books, ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’ Introduction is an animal fable which is also a realist story, which allows Kipling both to imagine a non-human world in detail and depth, and to dramatise human moral and political types (as he would do more explicitly in the later adult fables of corruption and reform ‘Below the Mill Dam’ and ‘The Mother Hive’). After

in In Time’s eye
Mary A. Procida

home, with no previous experience of India, the effort needed to adjust to an alien climate and way of life was much greater. 49 Although memsahibs (and their husbands) came in many varieties, Anglo-Indian writings reveal a broad consensus on the type of woman most likely to succeed as the wife of an ambitious

in Married to the empire
Pratik Chakrabarti

’s argument that Orientalism did not simply impose a colonialist discourse upon India by facilitating the British administration but that it also partially fostered Indian nationalism by helping to ‘liberate’ its writings from Brahmanical control, might appear too simplistic. Indian nationalism, as has been shown, was indeed a derivative discourse. It is debatable whether Orientalist writing actually weakened Brahmanical traditions thereby liberating Indian writings from it, or rather strengthened those traditions and

in Materials and medicine
Ronald Hyam

. 10 E. M. Forster, Hill of Devi, and Other Indian Writings, Abinger edn, ed. E. Heine, London, 1983, ‘Kanaya’, p. 323. 11 R. Trumbach, London’s sodomites: homosexual behaviour and western culture in the eighteenth century’, Journal of Social History, XI, 1977, pp

in Empire and sexuality
Stephen J. Kunitz

, Kenneth R. (1977). John Collier’s Crusade for Indian Reform, 1920–1954, Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press Powell, John W. (1893). ‘Are our Indians becoming extinct?’, Forum 15, 343–54, 346, 348, 352, 354 Prucha, Francis Paul (1973). Americanizing the American Indians:Writings by the ‘Friends of the Indian’, 1880–1900, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press Rubenstein, A ., Boyle, J., Odoroff, C. and Kunitz, S. J. (1969). ‘Effects of improved sanitary facilities on infant diarrhoea in a Hopi Village’, Public Health Reports 84(12): 1093–7 Shelton, Brett Lee (2001

in History, historians and development policy