Women in Modern India / Edition 1

Women in Modern India / Edition 1

by Geraldine Forbes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521653770

ISBN-13: 9780521653770

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule, to the twentieth century after Independence. She begins with the reform movement, established by men to educate women, and demonstrates how education changed their lives, enabling them to take part in public life. Through the women's own accounts, the author has compiled

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The author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule, to the twentieth century after Independence. She begins with the reform movement, established by men to educate women, and demonstrates how education changed their lives, enabling them to take part in public life. Through the women's own accounts, the author has compiled an accessible and immediate record of their achievements over the past two centuries, which will be of interest to students of South Asia and to anyone concerned with women and their history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521653770
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,159,091
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; l. Reform in the nineteenth century: efforts to modernize women's roles; 2. Education for women; 3. The emergence of women's organizations; 4. The movement for women's rights; 5. Women in the nationalist movement; 6. Women's work in colonial India; 7. A time of transition; 8. Women in independent India; Bibliographic essay.

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