Lance | Sheila Rowbotham | Granta Magazine


Sheila Rowbotham

‘Lance worked as a mining engineer near Calcutta for twelve years under the British Raj, with the nationalist movement rumbling threateningly on the outskirts of their world of colonial privilege.’

Sheila Rowbotham

Sheila Rowbotham is a social historian. She was born in 1943 in Yorkshire and studied history at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. In addition to working on a number of socialist and feminist journals, she has written several books, including Women, Resistance and Revolution, Hidden from History, and A New World for Women. ‘Lance’ (Granta 9) is from Fathers: Reflections by Daughters (1983) which was published by Virago Press. She is currently on the faculty at the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.

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