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The Resource Behind the veil : resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia, edited by Anindita Ghosh, (electronic book)

Behind the veil : resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia, edited by Anindita Ghosh, (electronic book)

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Behind the veil : resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia
Title
Behind the veil
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resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anindita Ghosh
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Language
eng
Summary
This book aims at re-examining the issue of 'everyday resistance' through the lens of women's experiences in colonial South Asia. The overwhelming image of Indian women during the period is one of passivity, with the exception of some outstanding figures. The attempt in the present volume is to unearth a narrative of deeper and more enduring resistance offered by less extraordinary women in their daily lives. In a breathtaking collection of essays key scholars in the field bring together evidence from a range of unconventional sources such as women's songs, photographs, and embroidery, but equally from legal records, memoirs, and published work, to present women in far more assertive and/or subversive roles. The volume is, however, as much about the nature of power as it is about women. Inspired by both subaltern and gender studies, it tries to highlight 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. Contributors: Padma Anagol, Clare Anderson, Geraldine Forbes, Anindita Ghosh, Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Tanika Sarkar, Nita Varma Prasad
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non fiction
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  • Feminism
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Behind the veil : resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia, edited by Anindita Ghosh, (electronic book)
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Contents
Introduction -- Small Acts of Rebellion: Women Tell Their Photographs / G. Forbes -- The Litigious Widow: Inheritance Disputes in Colonial North India, 1875-1911 / N.V. Prasad -- Wicked Widows: Law and Faith in Nineteenth Century Public Sphere / T. Sarkar -- Gender, Subalternity and Silence: Recovering Convict Women's Experiences from Histories of Transportation, c. 1780-1857 / C. Anderson -- A World of Their Very Own: Religion, Pain and Subversion in Bengali Homes in the Nineteenth Century / A. Ghosh -- Subtle Subversions and Presumptuous Interventions: Reforming Women's Health in Bhopal State in the Early Twentieth Century / S. Lambert-Hurley -- From the Symbolic to the Open: Women's Resistance in Colonial Maharashtra / P. Anagol
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9780230583672
Extent
244 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9780230583672
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remote
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PDF
Label
Behind the veil : resistance, women and the everyday in colonial South Asia, edited by Anindita Ghosh, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Introduction -- Small Acts of Rebellion: Women Tell Their Photographs / G. Forbes -- The Litigious Widow: Inheritance Disputes in Colonial North India, 1875-1911 / N.V. Prasad -- Wicked Widows: Law and Faith in Nineteenth Century Public Sphere / T. Sarkar -- Gender, Subalternity and Silence: Recovering Convict Women's Experiences from Histories of Transportation, c. 1780-1857 / C. Anderson -- A World of Their Very Own: Religion, Pain and Subversion in Bengali Homes in the Nineteenth Century / A. Ghosh -- Subtle Subversions and Presumptuous Interventions: Reforming Women's Health in Bhopal State in the Early Twentieth Century / S. Lambert-Hurley -- From the Symbolic to the Open: Women's Resistance in Colonial Maharashtra / P. Anagol
Control code
9780230583672
Extent
244 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230583672
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Adobe Ebook Reader
Type of computer file
PDF

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