The White Woman's Other Burden: Western Women and South Asia During British Colonial Rule

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Routledge, 1995 - Social Science - 310 pages
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In The White Woman's Other Burden, Kumari Jayawardena re-evaluates the Western women who lived and worked in South Asia during the period of British rule. She tells the stories of many well-known women, including Katherine Mayo, Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Madeleine Slade, and Mirra Richard and highlights the stories of dozens of women whose names have been forgotten today. In the course of this telling, Jayawardena raises the issues of race, class, and gender which are part of current debates among feminists throughout the world.

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Kumari Jayawardena is currently a Senior Fellow of the Graduate Studies Institute of Colombo University.

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