The Emergence of Feminism in India, 1850-1920

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Social Science - 264 pages
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Issues, such as the motivations of Indian women in participating in the socio-religious reform movements and movements of religious conversion, have not yet received the attention from scholars that their significance merits. This book aims to try and redress this balance by placing women back at the centre of their own narrative.
 

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Contents

Christian Womens Discourse and Work
19
Hindu Womens Discourse and Work
57
Womens Assertion and Resistance in Colonial India
105
Women Crime and Survival Strategies in Colonial India
141
Contesting Discourses on Marriage and Marital
181
A Concluding Note
219
Appendix
227
Bibliography
241
Index
255
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About the author (2005)

Dr Padma Anagol teaches British Imperial and Modern Indian History at the Cardiff School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, UK. Her research interests straddle gender and women's history of modern India with publications appearing regularly in journals such as History Workshop Journal. She is on the Editorial Board of South Asia Research; Cultural and Social History; Women's History Review and is also the Asia consultant for the BBC History Magazine.

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