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Women In Colonial India

Author : Geraldine Hancock Forbes
ISBN : 8180280179
Genre : Women
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This Collection Of Essays On Politics, Medicine And Historiography Is About Those India Women Who Began To Be Educated And To Pay Some Role In Public Life.
Category: Women

Women In Colonial India

Author : Jayasankar Krishnamurty
ISBN : UVA:X001664164
Genre : History
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This collection of essays on Indian women is an important contribution to both Indian historiography and feminist studies. The book covers such topics as the Hindu Widow's Remarriage act of 1856, female infanticide, property rights, social welfare systems, and the struggle for the right to vote.
Category: History

Women Of India

Author : Bharati Ray
ISBN : 9780761934097
Genre : History
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The volumes of the Project on the History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization aim at discovering the main aspects of India`s heritage and present them in an interrelated way./-//-/ This volume offers insights into women’s lives in colonial and post-colonial India, fully cognizant of the complex interlinking of class, caste, ethnicity, religion, nation, state policy and gender./-//-/The essays in this volume explore the operation of power and the resistance to it, the space that was denied to the disadvantaged gender—women—and the space they created for themselves, and the history of the mutual roles of women and men in colonial and post-colonial India. Eminent scholars on women’s studies and reputed scientists, drawn from diverse disciplines and located in different parts of India, present themes that are crucial to the understanding and experience of gender in India.
Category: History

Women And Social Reform In Modern India

Author : Sumit Sarkar
ISBN : 9780253352699
Genre : History
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Contributed articles on social reforms and status of women in 19th and 20th century India.
Category: History

Victims Or Criminals

Author : Priyam Singh
ISBN : 0391039717
Genre : Female offenders
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This fascinating exploration of female victims and criminals in colonial India lies at the intersection of several fields: colonial history, women's studies, Indian studies, political economy, and the history of crime and punishment. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Singh argues that women's crime in India was largely induced by colonial intervention, oppression, and exploitation and that the punishment for such crimes was used as a means of social control and repression. Moreover, "deviant behavior", "immorality", and "criminals" - as these terms were defined by the state alone - were most often applied to the lower castes of women, a practice that not only points to conspicuous gender inequality and classism, but also to the very thin line between victim and criminal, between abuse/violation of women and supposed judicial sanctioning for their "crimes". This analysis of women and criminality under colonial rule sheds light on similar transformations currently taking place in many Third World countries as it simultaneously contributes to the discussion of the "battered women syndrome" in the United States.
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Domesticity In Colonial India

Author : Judith E. Walsh
ISBN : 0742529371
Genre : History
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By the 1880s, Hindu domestic life and its most intimate relationships had become contested ground. For urban, middle-class Indians, the Hindu woman was at the center of a debate over colonial modernity and traditional home and family life. This book sets this debate within the context of a nineteenth-century world where bourgeois, European ideas on the home had become part of a transnational, hegemonic domestic discourse, a 'global domesticity.' But Walsh's interest is more in hybridity than hegemony as she explores what women themselves learned when men sought to teach them through the Indian advice literature of the time. As a younger generation of Indian nationalists and reformers attempted to undercut the authority of family elders and create a 'new patriarchy' of more nuclear and exclusive relations with their wives, elderly women in extended Hindu families learned that their authority in family life (however contingent) was coming to an end.
Category: History

Women In Modern India

Author : Geraldine Forbes
ISBN : 0521653770
Genre : History
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Through their own accounts, the author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence.
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Gendered And Colonial Transactions

Author : Indrani Sen
ISBN : 071908962X
Genre : History
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This book seeks to capture the complex experience of the white woman in colonial India through an exploration of gendered interactions over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It examines representations of gender interactions in missionary and memsahibs' colonial writings, both literary and non-literary, probing their construction of Indian women of different classes and regions, such as zenana women, peasants, ayahs and wet-nurses. Also examined are delineations of European female health issues in male-authored colonial medical handbooks, which serve to underline the gender prejudices undergirding this discourse. Giving voice to the Indian woman, this book also scrutinises the fiction of the first generation of western-educated Indian women who wrote in English, exploring their construction of white women and their negotiations with colonial modernities. This volume is unique in its wide range of themes: 'native' female education, missionary zenana visitation, the female 'gaze' (both colonising and colonised), the colonial home, as well as constructions of white women's reproductive and mental health in colonial medical discourse. Additionally, one of its major strengths is the fascinating diversity of its sources; letters, memoirs, fiction, housekeeping manuals, and forgotten texts from the colonial archives, such as missionary novels, medical manuals, and the largely forgotten 'Indian' short stories of Flora Annie Steel, with their preoccupation with gender issues. Gendered transactions will be of interest to the general reader as well as to experts and students of gender studies, colonial history, literary and cultural studies, and the social history of health and medicine.
Category: History