Annette Ackroyd

(1842—1929) orientalist

Quick Reference

(1842–1929), British educator in India. Ackroyd became a significant figure in feminist historiography during the early 1990s, when she was the subject of several books proposing a radical reexamination of British women's lives in colonial India, and in particular the role of Western feminists in the Indian nationalist movement. An understanding of the complex mix of progressive, feminist views with more conventional white supremacist ideology offers a valuable sense of the contradictions that helped shape Victorian feminism at the heart of the empire and in the colonies.


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: History.

Reference entries