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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.
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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

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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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.
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Domesticity In Colonial India

Author : Judith E. Walsh
ISBN : 9780742577350
Genre : Social Science
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Domesticity in Colonial India offers a trenchant analysis of the impact of imperialism on the personal, familial, and daily structures of colonized people's lives. Exploring the 'intimacies of empire,' Judith E. Walsh traces changing Indian gender relations and the social reconstructions of the late nineteenth century. For urban middle-class Indians of this time, the Hindu woman and her domestic world were at the center of a debate over colonial modernity and indigenous home and family life. The practices of family, home, and daily life that resulted would define the Hindu woman of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and the domestic worlds in which she was embedded. With its rich and compelling use of primary sources, this book will be invaluable not only to scholars and students of South Asian history, but also to a general audience interested in women's history and colonialism. The accompanying website includes a full array of the authorOs translations of never-before-studied Bengali-language domestic manuals.
Category: Social Science

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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Women In Colonial India Historical Documents And Sources

Author : Pramod K. Nayar
ISBN : 0415525551
Genre : History
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Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse, this new title makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of Indian imperial history. The collection will be particularly welcomed by those working in women's and gender studies, and in women's history, but also by those active in allied and related fields. Selected and introduced by an expert editor, the gathered materials are reproduced in facsimile, giving users a strong sense of immediacy to the texts and permitting citation to the original pagination. Women in Colonial India is a veritable treasure-trove; it brings together key colonial documents and other materials which are currently widely dispersed or very difficult for scholars, researchers, and students across the globe to locate and use. In five volumes, the collection draws on a wide variety of sources, including periodicals, memoirs, parliamentary, and administrative reports. It covers crucial gendered concerns and topics, such as 'the woman question'; female infanticide; widow-burning; education; health; and marriage. Each volume is supplemented by a substantial introduction, newly written by the learned editor, which contextualizes the collected works, and this vital reference and research resource also includes a detailed appendix providing data on the provenance of the gathered works.
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