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Dr Andrea Major is Lecturer in Wider World History at the University of Leeds. Her research interests include imperial philanthropy in India. You can browse her blog contributions below.

Sati and the Civilising Mission

Andrea Major, University of Leeds The prohibition of sati (widow-burning) by Governor General Lord William Bentinck in December 1829 is often held up as one of the crowning achievements of the British colonial state in India. In a Monty Python … Continue reading

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