Colonial Masculinity: The 'manly Englishman' and The' Effeminate Bengali' in the Late Nineteenth Century

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Manchester University Press, 1995 - Grande-Bretagne - Colonies - Asie - Administration - 191 pages
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Colonial masculinity places masculinity at the centre of colonial and nationalist politics in the late 19th century in India. Mrinalini Sinha situates the analysis very specifically in the context of an imperial social formation, examining colonial masculinity not only in the context of social forces within India, but also as framed by and framing political, economic, and ideological shifts in Britain.

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I have been immensely benefited from reading this book. The work is an essential reading for any historian addressing the 19th century history of Indian society. I would however request the author to write about the then social reformers' role vis-a-vis the age of consent movement. What Vivekananda was doing at that time?  

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Mrinalini Sinha is Associate Professor of History and Women??'s Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Colonial Masculinity: The ???Manly Englishman??? and the ???Effeminate Bengali??? in the Late Nineteenth Century and the editor of Mother India: Selections from the Controversial 1927 Text.

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