Collins wrote The Moonstone in the decade following Indian Mutiny, when the stories of rebel atrocities were still flourishing. While Victonan Writings about Mutiny conform to racist pattern that calls for the extermination of Indians, Collins elaborately represents how anxiety about otherness works by displacing Indian Mutiny into the more distant siege of Seringapatam. In this work the trope of counter-invasion gathers together in the Indians, the diamond and the opium, a dark new vision of Indian otherness emerges. One way to cope with the situation is to fix the other as an inferior stereotype the symptom of difference is made a sign of inferior sameness; the opium selling organization with which three Indians are supposed to be associated becomes merely an inferior double of British social organization The other way is to represent Indians as morally sublime beings, ready to sacrifice caste for the sake of religion. Nevertheless their sacrifice is placed in the cyclic history, separate from the European history of progress. All efforts to fix the colonized other as a stereotype are doomed to fail, because otherness is already a part of the colonial subject Though colonial authority continually defines and redefines itself through differentiating itself from the colonized other, it is doomed to fall and the moment of the protagonist`s surprising revelation becomes the paradigmatic blot of the novel. Opium causes colonial subject to lose his integrity of character. Only after being severed from agency can his integrity be restored. After excluding otherness. English domestic order is finally restored after excluding other, it appears reduced and fragile.