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Women in Modern India
Women in Modern India

Women in Modern India

by Geraldine Forbes

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Language

English

Publisher

Cambridge University press

ISBN

0521612403 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 290

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Geraldine Forbes
Publisher: Cambridge University press
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 290
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0521612403

Description

In a sympathetic and comprehensive study of Indian women, Geraldine Forbes considers their recent history from the nineteenth century under colonial rule, to the twentieth century after Independence. The author begins with the reform movement, which was established by men to educate women, and demonstrates how education changed their lives and enabled them to take part in public life.

Through the women's own accounts of their lives and activities, she documents the formation of their organizations, their participation in the struggle for freedom, their role in the colonial economy, and the development of the women’s movement in India since 1947. By relying on first-hand accounts, the author has been able to compile an immediate and accessible record of the achievements of Indian women over the last two centuries which will be of interest not only to students of South Asia, but to anyone concerned with women and their history.

REVIEWS

Women in Modern India will be required reading from now on for those wishing to understand the history of Indian women, it is well re-searched, addresses a variety of debates, is clearly written, and above all, is scrupulously fair.
-Indian Review of Books

The author’s clear, vivid narrative is infused with deep sympathy for her subject and prolific scholarship.
-The Times Higher Education Supplement

This book is essential reading for everyone interested in Indian women.
-Journal of Asian Studies

This is a comprehensive and carefully put together record of the developments that shaped women’s lives in India during the 19th and 20th centuries.
-Sunday Herald (India)

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

GENERAL EDITOR'S PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

A NOTE ON SPELLING

INTRODUCTION

Reform in the nineteenth century: efforts to modernize women’s roles

Education for women

The emergence of women’s organizations

The movement for women’s rights

Women in the nationalist movement

Women’s work in colonial India

A time of transition

Women in independent India

BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY

INDEX

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