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The sexual life of English : caste and desire in modern India / Shefali Chandra.

By: Chandra, Shefali, 1973-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012Description: 275 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789383074310 (hbk.); 9780822352273 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): English language -- Social aspects -- India | English language -- India -- History | Women -- Education -- India -- History | English language -- Study and teaching -- India -- History | Language and sex -- India | India -- Languages -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 420.954 CHA
Contents:
Learning gender, knowing English : an introduction -- "The prudent and cautious engrafting of English upon our female population" : pedagogy and performativity -- The language of the bedroom : mimicry, masculinity and the sexual power of English -- "A new generation of hipless and breastless women is coming to the forefront in Europe and America" : literature, social class and the wider world of English -- "I shall read pretty English stories to my mother and translate them into Marathi for her..." : widowhood, virtue and the secularization of caste -- "I began to wonder why I had ever begun to learn English" : desire, labor and the trans-regional orientation of caste -- The first Indian woman to taste "the sweets of an English education" : Dosebai Jessawalla and the "march of advancement in the face of obloquy" -- Epilogue : "I am an Indian. I have no language" : Parvatibai Athavale and the limits to English.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Learning gender, knowing English : an introduction -- "The prudent and cautious engrafting of English upon our female population" : pedagogy and performativity -- The language of the bedroom : mimicry, masculinity and the sexual power of English -- "A new generation of hipless and breastless women is coming to the forefront in Europe and America" : literature, social class and the wider world of English -- "I shall read pretty English stories to my mother and translate them into Marathi for her..." : widowhood, virtue and the secularization of caste -- "I began to wonder why I had ever begun to learn English" : desire, labor and the trans-regional orientation of caste -- The first Indian woman to taste "the sweets of an English education" : Dosebai Jessawalla and the "march of advancement in the face of obloquy" -- Epilogue : "I am an Indian. I have no language" : Parvatibai Athavale and the limits to English.

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