The New Cambridge History of India: Women in Modern India (Paperback)
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The New Cambridge History of India: Women in Modern India (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 28/04/1999
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In a compelling study of Indian women, Geraldine Forbes considers their recent history 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 women's lives enabling them to take part in public life. Through their own accounts of their lives and activities, she documents the formation of their organisations, 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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521653770
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[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)
"This volume on women in modern India is extremely well researched and well thought out." Joan P. Mencher, Journal of Developing Areas
"Forbes's volume is at once a celebration and an exhortation. It is a celebration both of feminist scholarship on India and of women's achievements there under the most contraining circumstances of colonial, nationlist, and postcolonial patriarchies. It is also an exhortation to discover and preserve more women's records, to write more women's histories, and `to include gender in [all our] conceptual frameworks'(9)." Sumathi Ramaswamy, The Historian
"Forbes's Women in Modern India is an ambitious survey that narrates the many stories of women involved in the social reform, nationalist, and post-Independence women's rights movements." Brenda Cossman, SIGNS

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