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Major, Andrea

Andrea Major University of Leeds, UK

Andrea Major is a former Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, working on British attitudes to slavery in India, and now a lecturer in Wider World History at the University of Leeds. Her doctoral thesis, completed at Edinburgh University (2004), explored British interpretation of Sati (widow-burning) in India. She has written extensively on British engagements with gender and social issues in colonial India. Her publications include Pious Flames: European Encounters with Sati 1500–1830 (2006); Sovereignty and Social Reform: The British Campaign against Sati in the Princely States (Forthcoming); and Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772–1843 (2012).