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Wives, widows, and concubines : the conjugal family ideal in colonial India

Author: Mytheli Sreenivas
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Contemporary Indian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Debates about family, property, and nation in Tamil India

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sreenivas, Mytheli.
Wives, widows, and concubines.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608782779
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mytheli Sreenivas
ISBN: 9780253351180 0253351189 9780253219725 0253219728
OCLC Number: 175217911
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences, American Institute of Indian Studies.
Winner of Winner of the Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences, American Institute ofIndian Studies.
Description: xii, 169 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Situating families --
Colonizing the family : kinship, household, and state --
Conjugality and capital : defining women's rights to family property --
Nationalizing marriage : Indian and Dravidian politics of conjugality --
Marrying for love : emotion and desire in women's print culture --
Conclusion: Families and history.
Series Title: Contemporary Indian studies.
Responsibility: Mytheli Sreenivas.
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Colonial voices from Wives, Widows, and Concubines: "The Zemindar used to take his meals with me. The Zemindar used to sleep during nights in the upstairs of the new palace. I and he used to sleep in Read more...

 
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