Image of white women occur frequently in postcolonial writings. This paper attempts to carry
out a comprehensive analysis of the white womens portrayals in the selected Pakistani
postcolonial fiction to determine the comparative discrepancy between the assumptions and reality about the role
of white women in the colonies. The white women being the part of civilizing mission of the white man, are seen
with a particular light by the indigenous people because in comparison to
the white man, white womes role has been that of a benevolent mother.
This problematizes the situation and hence calls for the investigation into
the portrayals and the roles of the white women as projected by the
indigenous writers. The study delimits to Forster, Sidhwa, and Hamid and
analyses the selected chunks of the text under the lens of theoretical frame
work proposed by Jayawardena within the postcolonial context.
1-Zia Ahmed Dogar Professor,Department of English,Government Emerson College Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Akbar Sajid Language Instructor,Department of English, Jazan University, Saudi
Arabia. 3-Muhammad Riaz Khan Language Instructor, Department of English, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia.
White Women, Postcolonial fiction, Indigenous writers, Civilizing mission, portrayals of white women.