Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque by Fanny Parkes

Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque by Fanny Parkes

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In this edition of Fanny Parkes' account of her travels in India, the text gives insights into many aspects of British middle class women's views on Indian life and includes descriptions of the Zenana and Indian domestic life, subjects often omitted from the male-authored travel texts. The complete text is accompanied by an introduction which sets Parkes' writing within its socio-historical and discursive context and which considers the theoretical problems which such a text poses for feminist post-colonial theory.
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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 145.8 x 222 x 31mm | 653.18g
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0719053501
  • 9780719053504

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; List of illustrations; Introduction - Indra Ghose & Sara Mills; 1. Life in India; 2. Residence in Calcutta; 3. Residence in Calcutta; 4. Residence in Calcutta; 5. Departure from the presidency; 6. Life in the Mufassil; 7. Residence in Allahabad; 8. Life in the zenana; 9. Residence at Prag; 10. Sketches at Allahabad; 11. Removal to Cawnpore-confessions of a thug; 12. Arrival at Cawnpore; 13. Residence at Cawnpore-the Dewall; 14. Scenes at Oude; 15. Revelations of life in the zeana; 16. The retum to Allahabad-executions of twenty-five thugs; 17. Scenes at Allahabad-pilgrimage to the trivenl; 18. Life in the zenana; 19. Adventures in the east; 21. The nut log; 22. The cholera; 23. The murharram; 25. Pilgrimage to the Taj; 26. Pilgrimage to the Taj; 27. The Taj Mahul; 28. Pleasant days in Agra; 29. Revelations of life in the zenana; 30. Life in the zenana and chita hunting; 31. Fathipoor Sicri and Colonel Gardner; 32. The burat; 33. The chaotree; 34. The mahratta queen; 35. The Nawab Hakim Menhdi; 36. A voyage on the Ganges; 37. The Mahratta camp; 38. The Mahrattas at Allahabad; 39. A tufan; 40. The famine; 41. Pleasant days in camp; 42. Ruins of Delhi; 43. The zenana at Delhi; 44. Departure from Allahabad; 45. Scenes on the Ganges; 46. The farewell; Glossary; Appendices; Bibllography
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About Fanny Parkes Parlby

Indira Ghose is Lecturer in English Literature at the Free University of Berlin Sara Mills is Research Professor of Cultural Studies at Sheffield Hallam University
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