Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-230) and index.
1. Containing Indian Nationalism: Kipling's Struggle -- 2. A Memsahib and Her Not-So-Simple Adventures -- 3. Liberal Imperialism as a Passage to India -- 4. The High-Caste Hindu Woman as a Site of Contest in Imperialist/Nationalist India -- 5. Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Untouchable -- 6. Nostalgia and 1947.
This book, then, foregrounds issues such as canonization and gender in its efforts to confront head-on the politics of imperialism and nationalism in India. Its organization is primarily chronological, but it does proceed along developing thematic lines as well.