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Women and social reform in modern India : a reader

Author: Sumit Sarkar; Tanika Sarkar
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
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Contributed articles on social reforms and status of women in 19th and 20th century India.
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Women and social reform in modern India.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608934871
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sumit Sarkar; Tanika Sarkar
ISBN: 0253220491 9780253220493 9780253352699 025335269X
OCLC Number: 237287971
Description: vii, 550 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 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 and 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 ʻAli 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 and John Parratt --
Gender in the critiques of colonialism and nationalism : locating the "Indian woman" / Mrinalini Sinha --
Jawaharlal Nehru and the Hindu Code : a victory of symbol over substance? / Reba Som --
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.
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