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Women and Social Reform in Modern India A Reader

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ISBN-10: 0253220491

ISBN-13: 9780253220493

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar

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An impressive collection of writings on women's issues in Indian history
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.05" wide x 10.04" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 2.420

Tanika Sarkar is a historian of modern India and author of Bengal 1928-1934: The Politics of Protest and Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion, Cultural Nationalism. She also coedited Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags: A Critique of Hindutva and Women and the Hindu Right.

Introduction
Historical Research
Whose Sati? Widow Burning in Early-Nineteenth-Century India
Production of an Official Discourse on Sati in Early-Nineteenth-Century Bengal
Education for Women
Law, Custom and Statutory Social Reform: The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act of 1856
Caste, Widow-Remarriage, and the Reform of Popular Culture in Colonial Bengal
Vidyasagar and Brahmanical Society
Customs in a Peasant Economy: Women in Colonial Haryana
Silencing Heresy
The Daughters of Aryavarta
Viresalingam and the Ideology of Social Change in Andhra
Conjugality and Hindu Nationalism: Resisting Colonial Reason and the Death of a Child-Wife
Rebellious Wives and Dysfunctional Marriages: Indian Women's Discourses and Participation in the Debates over Restitution of Conjugal Rights and the Child Marriage Controversy in the 1880s and 1890s
Punjab and the North-West
Muslim Women and the Control of Property in North India
Prize-Winning Adab: A Study of Five Urdu Books Written in Response to the Allahabad Government Gazette Notification
Sayyid Mumtaz 'Ali and Tahzib un-Niswan: Women's Rights in Islam and Women's Journalism in Urdu
Gender and the Politics of Space: The Movement for Women's Reform, 1857-1900
Women's Question in the Dravidian Movement c. 1925-1948
Multiple Meanings: Changing Conceptions of Matrilineal Kinship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Malabar
Women and Gender in the Study of Tribes in India
The Second 'Women's War' and the Emergence of Democratic Government in Manipur
Gender in the Critiques of Colonialism and Nationalism: Locating the 'Indian Woman'
Jawaharlal Nehru and the Hindu Code: A Victory of Symbol over Substance?
Contemporary Documents
Tracts against Sati
The Woeful Plight of Hindu Women
From Stripurusha Tulana
From Miscellaneous Writings
The Worship of Women
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