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Women and social reform in modern India : a reader / edited by Sumit Sarkar & Tanika Sarkar.

Contributor(s): Sarkar, Sumit, 1939- [editor.] | Sarkar, Tanika, 1949- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, 2007Description: 2 v. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 817824327X (pbk.); 9788178243276 (pbk.); 9780253352699 (hbk.); 025335269X (hbk.).Subject(s): Women -- India -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Women -- India -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Social problems -- India -- 19th century | Social problems -- India -- 20th century | Social change -- India -- 19th century | Social change -- India -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 305.42095409034 WOM Online resources: Table of contents.
Contents:
Introduction / Tanika Sarkar and Sumit Sarkar -- Historical Research -- 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 Leonard 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 'Ali 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 -- Contemporary Documents -- 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.
Summary: Contributed articles on social reforms and status of women in 19th and 20th century India.
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Includes bibliographical references and Index.

Introduction / Tanika Sarkar and Sumit Sarkar -- Part A. Historical Research -- 1. Whose Sati? Widow Burning in Early-Nineteenth-Century India / Anand A. Yang -- 2. Production of an Official Discourse on Sati in Early-Nineteenth-Century Bengal / Lata Mani -- 3. Education for Women / Geraldine Forbes -- 4. Law, Custom and Statutory Social Reform: The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act of 1856 / Lucy Carroll -- 5. Caste, Widow-Remarriage, and the Reform of Popular Culture in Colonial Bengal / Sekhar Bandyopadhyay -- 6. Vidyasagar and Brahmanical Society / Sumit Sarkar -- 7. Customs in a Peasant Economy: Women in Colonial Haryana / Prem Chowdhry -- 8. Silencing Heresy / Gauri Viswanathan -- 9. The Daughters of Aryavarta / Madhu Kishwar -- 10. Viresalingam and the Ideology of Social Change in Andhra / John Leonard and Karen Leonard -- 11. Conjugality and Hindu Nationalism: Resisting Colonial Reason and the Death of a Child-Wife / Tanika Sarkar -- 12. 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 -- 13. Punjab and the North-West / Kenneth Jones -- 14. Muslim Women and the Control of Property in North India / Gregory C. Kozlowski -- 15. Prize-Winning Adab: A Study of Five Urdu Books Written in Response to the Allahabad Government Gazette Notification / C.M. Naim -- 16. Sayyid Mumtaz 'Ali and Tahzib un-Niswan: Women's Rights in Islam and Women's Journalism in Urdu / Gail Minault -- 17. Gender and the Politics of Space: The Movement for Women's Reform, 1857-1900 / Faisal Fatehali Devji -- 18. Women's Question in the Dravidian Movement c. 1925-1948 / S. Anandhi -- 19. Multiple Meanings: Changing Conceptions of Matrilineal Kinship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Malabar / G. Arunima -- 20. Women and Gender in the Study of Tribes in India / Virginius Xaxa -- 21. The Second 'Women's War' and the Emergence of Democratic Government in Manipur / Saroj N. Arambam Parratt and John Parratt -- 22. Gender in the Critiques of Colonialism and Nationalism: Locating the 'Indian Woman' / Mrinalini Sinha -- 23. Jawaharlal Nehru and the Hindu Code: A Victory of Symbol over Substance? / Reba Som -- Part B. Contemporary Documents -- 24. Tracts against Sati / Rammohan Roy -- 25. The Woeful Plight of Hindu Women / Kailashbasini Devi -- 26. From Stripurusha Tulana / Tarabai Shinde -- 27. From Miscellaneous Writings / M.G. Ranade -- 28. The Worship of Women / Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain.

Contributed articles on social reforms and status of women in 19th and 20th century India.

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