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By Mrinalini Sinha

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Colonial masculinity areas masculinity on the centre of colonial and nationalist politics within the past due nineteenth century in India. Mrinalini Sinha situates the research very particularly within the context of an imperial social formation, reading colonial masculinity not just within the context of social forces inside India, but additionally as framed through and framing political, financial, and ideological shifts in Britain.

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14 The proposal to amend the 1 8 72 Code was sent to Lord Hartington, the Secretary of State in London; Hartington approved the Government of India's pro­ posal, although he failed to inform the Viceroy of the considerable hostility to the change from some members of his Council, such as Sir Henry Maine. 15 The Viceroy subsequently instructed his Legislative Department to draft a bill incorporating Gupta's proposal; the Bill, now known as the IIbert Bill, was introduced in the Council on 9 February 1883.

Alter, 'Celibacy, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Gender into Nationalism in Northern India', Journal of Asian Studies, 53: 1 [Feb. 1994), 45-66. For a study of the Muslims in Bengal, see Rafiuddin Ahmad, The Bengal Muslims, 1 8 71-1 906: A Quest for Identity [Delhi: Oxford Uni­ versity Press, 198 1 ) . 48 Charles Tyre, Side Khals [Calcutta: Newman &. , 1900), p. 25. 49 Amrita Bazar Patrika [ Calcutta), 27 Mar. 1 887, p. 3. 50 Bengalee [Calcutta), 1 0 Oct. 1 89 1 , p. 485. 51 See Mukherjee, 'Bhadralok in Bengali Language and Literature', pp.

1-8. 26 See T. Sarkar, 'The Hindu Wife and the Hindu Nation', pp. 2 1 9-20. 27 Ashis Nandy, The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1983). 28 For a discussion of the ways in which caste was transformed under colonial rule, see Nicholas Dirks, 'Castes of Mind', Representations, 37 (Winter 1992), 56-78; also A. Appadurai, 'Putting Hierarchy in its Place', Current Anthropology, 3 : 1 (Feb. 1988), 36-49; Rashmi Pant, 'The Cognitive Status of Caste in Colonial Ethnography', Indian Economic and Social History Review, 24 ( 1987), 145--62.

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