John C. Leffel is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has published on representations of the Indian marriage market in Romantic-era literature and is currently completing his dissertation, “The Sexual Scripts of Empire: Gender, Commerce and Identity in the Literature of Early British India.”
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