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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

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 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

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.
Category: History

Women Travellers In Colonial India

Author : Indira Ghose
ISBN : 0195642082
Genre : History
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Drawing on long-neglected travel writings by British women in India, this study looks at different aspects that women focus on as opposed to men, particularly in their encounters with Indian women in the zenana. Located at the cross-roads of feminist theory and colonial discourse theory, the book examines the power relations inscribed into the traveller's gaze.
Category: History