Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

352 Pages | 10 Diagrams

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719085796

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Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820-1932

Tim Allender

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a unique longitudinal study of women within the colonial ambit in India and how their position and imaginary, personally and professionally, evolved over this long period
  • Understands, through new potcolonial theories of network and knowledge-transfer, the organising colonial state in India whose often capricious power-play agendas shaped these women
  • Illustrates the unpredictable responses of some of these women that, in turn, moulded subsequent policy-making concerning women
  • Offers new context to understand the unique positioning of femininity and feminism in Asian colonial domains by the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

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