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The Political Self

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678345
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0008
The Political Self

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Cornelia Sorabji's political thinking had an important bearing on her life and work. The most distinguishing aspect of her political self was her implicit faith in the British Empire. In defending the traditional order in India, Cornelia was influenced by another strand in the British political thinking of the mid-Victorian era, which came to represent the conservative face of liberalism. The critic of Indian nationalist politics is explored. In addition, it explains the propagandist of the Empire and Hindu orthodoxy. Generally speaking, she remained an isolated figure in India's contemporary political scenario.

Keywords: Cornelia Sorabji; political self; British Empire; British political thinking; India; Hindu orthodoxy; Indian nationalist politics; propagandist; liberalism

Chapter.  7802 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literature

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