Women and Social Reform in Modern India: A Reader

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Juli 2008



An impressive collection of writings on women's issues in Indian history


Contents: Introduction / Tanika Sarkar & Sumit Sarkar PART A: HISTORICAL RESEARCH Whose Sati?: Widow Burning in Early-Nineteenth-Century India / Anand A. Yang; Production of an Official Discourse on Sati in Early-Nineteenth-Century Bengal / Lata Mani; Education for Women / Geraldine Forbes; Law, Custom and Statutory Social Reform: The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act of 1856 / Lucy Carroll; Caste, Widow-Remarriage, and the Reform of Popular Culture in Colonial Bengal / Sekhar Bandyopadhyay; Vidyasagar and Brahmanical Society / Sumit Sarkar' Customs in a Peasant Economy: Women in Colonial Haryana / Prem Chowdhry; Silencing Heresy / Gauri Viswanathan; The Daughters of Aryavarta / Madhu Kishwar; Viresalingam and the Ideology of Social Change in Andhra / John & Karen Leonard; Conjugality and Hindu Nationalism: Resisting Colonial Reason and the Death of a Child-Wife / Tanika Sarkar; 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 / Padma Anagol; Punjab and the North-West / Kenneth Jones; Muslim Women and the Control of Property in North India / Gregory C. Kozlowski; Prize-Winning Adab: A Study of Five Urdu Books Written in Response to the Allahabad Government Gazette Notification / C.M. Naim; Sayyid Mumtaz 'Ali and Tahzib un-Niswan: Women's Rights in Islam and Women's Journalism in Urdu / Gail Minault; Gender and the Politics of Space: The Movement for Women's Reform, 1857-1900 / Faisal Fatehali Devji; Women's Question in the Dravidian Movement c. 1925-1948 / S. Anandhi; Multiple Meanings: Changing Conceptions of Matrilineal Kinship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Malabar / G. Arunima; Women and Gender in the Study of Tribes in India / Virginius Xaxa; The 'Second Women's War' and the Emergence of Democratic Government in Manipur / Saroj N. Arambam Parratt & John Parratt; Gender in the Critique of Colonialism and Nationalism: Locating the 'Indian Woman' / Mrinalini Sinha; Jawaharlal Nehru and the Hindu Code: A Victory of Symbol over Substance? / Reba Som PART B: CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTS Tracts against Sati / Rammohan Roy; The Woeful Plight of Hindu Women / Kailashbasini Devi; From Stripurusha Tulana / Tarabai Shinde; From Miscellaneous Writings / M.G. Ranade; The Worship of Women / Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain


Sumit Sarkar is Retired Professor of History at the University of Delhi. His books include Beyond Nationalist Frames: Postmodernism, Hindu Fundamentalism, History (IUP, 2002) and Writing Social History.Tanika Sarkar is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is author of Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion, and Cultural Nationalism (IUP, 2001) and co-editor of Women and Right-Wing Movements.


"In order to illuminate the social and cultural contexts obscured by such shortcuts, Sarkar and Sarkar suggest using nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century reform to analyze concurrent shifts in gendered systems of social regulation, especially through religious orthodox and revivalist movements, and gendered engagements with the state, especially through law ...The Sarkars' project, however, is much larger than creating a more accurate narrative of social reform in late-colonial India." Feminist Formations, Fall 2012
EAN: 9780253220493
ISBN: 0253220491
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 550 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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