Abstract

This article argues that in The Story of Sonny Sahib Sara Jeanette Duncan presents the young country-bred English boy as the ideal post-Mutiny survivor who has the ability to be sensitive to both English and Indian cultures. Sonny Sahib is born during the Mutiny at Cawnpore but miraculously survives the alleged betrayal, violence, and trauma experienced by the British during this horrifying insurrection. He is burdened with the important task of building bridges between the colonized subjects of India and their British colonizers in a post-Mutiny era of mutual suspicion and distrust.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-1201
Print ISSN
0885-0429
Pages
pp. 38-50
Launched on MUSE
2009-02-13
Open Access
No
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