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Behind the Veil : Resistance Women and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia

Anindita Ghosh

ISBN 10: 817824201X / ISBN 13: 9788178242019
Published by Permanent Black, 2011
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Contents 1. Introduction/Anindita Ghosh. 2. From the symbolic to the open women's resistance in colonial Maharashtra/Padma Anagol. 3. Small acts of rebellion women tell their photographs/Geraldine Forbes. 4. Wicked widows law and faith in nineteenth century public sphere debates/Tanika Sarkar. 5. Subtle subversions and presumptuous interventions reforming women's health in Bhopal State in the early twentieth century/Siobhan Lambert Hurley. 6. Gender subalternity and silence recovering convict women's experiences from histories of transportation c. 1780 1857/Clare Anderson. 7. The Litigious widow inheritance disputes in colonial North India 1875 1911/Nita Verma Prasad. 8. A world of their very own religion pain and subversion in Bengali homes in the nineteenth century/Anindita Ghosh. Index. The overwhelming image of Indian women during the colonial period has been of passivity of a sex silenced doubly first by nationalist discourses and second by the more recent postcolonial turn in academic writing. For some time now scholars have been working on the theme of dissent and struggle among women in both contemporary patriarchal structures and gendering discourses. But the focus so far has been on the educated and the outstanding either female public figures or relatives of important male personalities. This book unearths a narrative of deeper and perhaps more enduring subterranean resistance offered by less extraordinary women in their daily lives. Substantial evidence exists to support the contention some from unconventional sources such as women's songs photographs and embroidery but equally from legal records memoirs and published work. This book is however as much about the nature of power as about women. It highlights the complex ways in which power operates within oppressive structures making any simple valorization and for that matter theorization of gendered resistance difficult if not impossible. 234 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 65205

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Title: Behind the Veil : Resistance Women and the ...

Publisher: Permanent Black

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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