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The 'Incumberances'British Women in India, 1615-1856$
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Joan Mickelson Gaughan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198092148

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.001.0001

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‘For the Quiet of His Mind and the Good of His Soul’

‘For the Quiet of His Mind and the Good of His Soul’

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The 'Incumberances'

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with women who were, for the most part, aristocrats and thus did not need India to give them status, nor did they have any interest in improving, evangelizing, or changing India at all. The women described here became full partners in the work of the men they accompanied. They are Emily and Fanny Eden, who accompanied their brother, George, Lord Auckland, to India when he was appointed Governor-General; Florentia Sale, a sharp critic of the Company’s policy in Afghanistan during the First Afghan War; Marianne Postans, who accompanied her soldier/scholar husband into Afghanistan; and Lena Login, the wife of a physician and eventually the guardian of Duleep Singh, Ranjit Singh’s heir.

Keywords:   Emily Eden, Fanny Eden, Lord Auckland, Florentia Sale, First Afghan War, Marianne Postans, Lena Login, Duleep Singh, Ranjit Singh

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