Can the Sepoy Speak? The “Hindoo Seeboy” as Anti-colonial Indic/Irish Insurgent in Finnegans Wake (Bridget O’Rourke & James Shaw)

This hypertext article and accompanying multimedia presentation explores the mashup of Irish and Indian struggles for political independence, spiritual liberation, and psychoanalytic integration in James Joyce’s masterpiece, Finnegans Wake.  This mashup is shown most clearly in the figure of the “hinndoo Shimar Shin”, a sepoy or “seeboy” as Joyce coins it, who takes up arms against British imperialism, first in the museyroom episode, and later, in the shooting of the Russian General episode, as told by BUTT and TAFF.

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