Sign In
 
Forgot password?
Enter your username or email to reset and email yourself your password
Sign In
Welcome . For your security, please choose your password.
Sign In
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Sign up
for saving your wish list, viewing past orders
receiving discounts and lots more...
Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.

Share

Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > History > From the Seams of History: Essays on Indian Women
Displaying 4070 of 4396         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
From the Seams of History: Essays on Indian Women
From the Seams of History: Essays on Indian Women
Description
About the Book:

The ten essays in this book are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and weave a complex pattern of the experience of women in India over the last hundred years. The book departs from traditional historiography which has given inadequate attention to women, and in this sense, From the Seams of History attempts to 'rewrite' history.

Beginning with the debate on widow remarriage in Bengal and Haryana, the book moves on to examine how the new fashions in clothing of the Bengali 'gentlewomen' in the nineteenth century were tailored according to the values and anxieties of their dominant male counterparts. The argument of male domination is taken further in an essay demonstrating that male oppression of women in Indian society was in fact remarkably similar to that of the colonial masters. One piece describes the condition of the Bengali Muslim bhadramahila ('gentlewomen') and their outstanding contribution to women's education and literary activity. But the following points out that education largely reflected and reinforced the value system of the larger society. Subsequent essays concern the questioning of socially legitimized assumptions about the role of women, organized militancy among the pleasant women of Bihar, and the marginalization of women in the economic sphere.

About the Author:

Bharati Ray is a member of the Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India, and has taught history at Calcutta University. She was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1988 to 1995. She has recently co-edited From Independence Towards Freedom.

Excerpts from Review:

'Fascinating because of its freshness ...the book is a reader's delight.

-Business Standard

'...informative analysis of the evolution of a feminist consciousness in Bengal.'

-The Hindu

'...topic is of interest to all ...a good book.'

-The Telegraph

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementix
Notes on Contributorsxi
Introduction1
1.Caste, Widow-remarriage and the Reform
of Popular Culture in Colonial Bengal
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
8
2.Popular Perceptions of Widow-remarriage
in Haryana: Past and Present
Prem Chowdhry
37
3.Attired in Virtue: The Discourse on Shame
(lajja) and Clothing of the Bhadramahila in
Colonial Bengal
Himani Bannerji
67
4.The Early Muslim Bhadramahila: The Growth
of Learning and Creativity, 1876 to 1939
Sonia Nishat Amin
107
5.Conformity and Rebellion: Girls' Schools
in Calcutta
Raka Ray
149
6.The Freedom Movement and Feminist
Consciousness in Bengal, 1905-1929
Bharati Ray
174
7.Women's Work in Bengal, 1880-1930:
A Historical Analysis
Mukul Mukherjee
219
8.The Role of Women in Economic Activity:
A Study of Women in Rice-Farming Systems
in West Bengal
Bahnisikha Ghosh
253
Index289
Illustrations following page 172<1i>
Item Code:
IDG261
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN:
0195644387
Language:
English
Size:
8.5"X5.5"
Pages:
305(B & W Illus: 15)
Price:
$27.50
Discounted:
$22.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$5.50 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Viewed 4945 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
About the Book:

The ten essays in this book are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and weave a complex pattern of the experience of women in India over the last hundred years. The book departs from traditional historiography which has given inadequate attention to women, and in this sense, From the Seams of History attempts to 'rewrite' history.

Beginning with the debate on widow remarriage in Bengal and Haryana, the book moves on to examine how the new fashions in clothing of the Bengali 'gentlewomen' in the nineteenth century were tailored according to the values and anxieties of their dominant male counterparts. The argument of male domination is taken further in an essay demonstrating that male oppression of women in Indian society was in fact remarkably similar to that of the colonial masters. One piece describes the condition of the Bengali Muslim bhadramahila ('gentlewomen') and their outstanding contribution to women's education and literary activity. But the following points out that education largely reflected and reinforced the value system of the larger society. Subsequent essays concern the questioning of socially legitimized assumptions about the role of women, organized militancy among the pleasant women of Bihar, and the marginalization of women in the economic sphere.

About the Author:

Bharati Ray is a member of the Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India, and has taught history at Calcutta University. She was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1988 to 1995. She has recently co-edited From Independence Towards Freedom.

Excerpts from Review:

'Fascinating because of its freshness ...the book is a reader's delight.

-Business Standard

'...informative analysis of the evolution of a feminist consciousness in Bengal.'

-The Hindu

'...topic is of interest to all ...a good book.'

-The Telegraph

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementix
Notes on Contributorsxi
Introduction1
1.Caste, Widow-remarriage and the Reform
of Popular Culture in Colonial Bengal
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
8
2.Popular Perceptions of Widow-remarriage
in Haryana: Past and Present
Prem Chowdhry
37
3.Attired in Virtue: The Discourse on Shame
(lajja) and Clothing of the Bhadramahila in
Colonial Bengal
Himani Bannerji
67
4.The Early Muslim Bhadramahila: The Growth
of Learning and Creativity, 1876 to 1939
Sonia Nishat Amin
107
5.Conformity and Rebellion: Girls' Schools
in Calcutta
Raka Ray
149
6.The Freedom Movement and Feminist
Consciousness in Bengal, 1905-1929
Bharati Ray
174
7.Women's Work in Bengal, 1880-1930:
A Historical Analysis
Mukul Mukherjee
219
8.The Role of Women in Economic Activity:
A Study of Women in Rice-Farming Systems
in West Bengal
Bahnisikha Ghosh
253
Index289
Illustrations following page 172<1i>
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Traditional Ornament with Labradorite which is Tucked into the Waist by Indian Women
Sterling Silver
5.5" Length
53 gms
Item Code: JOE62
$155.00$124.00
You save: $31.00 (20%)
Karaikkal Amma: A Woman Nayanmar Saint
Deal 10% Off
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
12.5 inch X 7.7 inch X 5.7 inch
6.70 kg
Item Code: ZAA04
$995.00$716.40
You save: $278.60 (10%)
Woman in Despair
Deal 10% Off
Oil on Canvas
3.0 feet x 4.0 feet
Item Code: OQ42
$265.00$190.80
You save: $74.20 (10%)
 With Frame (Add $425.00)
The Sadhika, or the Woman Dedicated to Practising Music
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
5.9 inch x 8.3 inch
Item Code: HN97
$155.00$124.00
You save: $31.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
(Large Size) Devi: The Manifestation of Primordial Female Energy
Antiquated Brass Statue
43 inch x 13.5 inch x 12 inch
26 kg
Item Code: ZL39
$1500.00$1200.00
You save: $300.00 (20%)
Large Size The Woman with the Lamp: A Form of Deepalakshmi
Brass Sculpture
51.5 inch X 16.5 inch X 16.5 inch
44.38 kg
Item Code: XI26
$1895.00$1516.00
You save: $379.00 (20%)
Naga-Kanya (The Snake Woman)
Brass Sculpture
18 inch X 13 inch X 12.3 inch
10.4 kg
Item Code: XK62
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Two Young Bedia Women – A Tribe Earning Its Bread by Dancing
Oil on Canvas
Artist: Anup Gomay
48 inch X 36 inch
Item Code: OU62
$495.00$396.00
You save: $99.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $275.00)
Images and Representation of the Rural Woman (A Study of the Selected Novels of Indian Women Writers )
by Jaiwanti Dimri
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Item Code: NAH525
$58.50$46.80
You save: $11.70 (20%)
Off the Beaten Track (Rethinking Gender Justice for Indian Women)
by Madhu kishwar
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL903
$25.00$20.00
You save: $5.00 (20%)
Indian Women's Battle for Freedom
by Kamaladevi Chattopadhayay
Hardcover (Edition: 1983)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE518
$12.00$9.60
You save: $2.40 (20%)
Eminent Indian Women From Vedic Age to the Present
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: IDH182
$7.50$6.00
You save: $1.50 (20%)
Indian Women (Contemporary Essays)
by Devaki Jain and C. P. Sujaya
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Publications Division, Government of India
Item Code: NAK192
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
AAashaa (Short Stories by Indian Women)
by Divya Mathur
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Star Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ284
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
The Indian Woman
by Shobit Arya and Richa Anirudh
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Wisdom Tree
Item Code: NAJ259
$75.00$60.00
You save: $15.00 (20%)

Testimonials

I received the 2 sarees and the DVDs. You truly are a treasure house for the music and other related things. You have gotten me an array of CDs,books,DVDs and not least of all beautiful sarees. All always packed with care, delivered in a timely, no hassle fashion. Your business is very trustworthy and I am so glad to have when I need to look for something.
Prashanti, USA
Hello, Just a short feedback on your new website layout: the old one was better than most of what you come across on the www, but you've managed to make it even better. I very much like the new look of the book pages and 'my gallery' pages. Thanks again for offering me a look inside the books. It's a big help for finding out if it's really what I want. Everything is perfect: the presentation of the items, your way of handling the orders, and the fast and always diligently packed parcels. Thanks to all at Exotic India, Walter
Walter
thank you sooo much for the speedy delivery!! within two days I am already wearing my beautiful Exotic Indian shawl!! thanks so much
Pat Demaret
This is the second time I am ordering kurta. The first time it was in July of 2015. The whole transaction was very smooth, and I received my order in USA within a week's tme from India. it was faster than some of the local orders that I have placed. Thank you for your efficiency.
Prabha, USA
I like Exotic India and have had a great experience so far with your books / shipping etc. Please keep it up!
Sriram, USA
Thanks to all the staff at Exotic Art for helping me acquire these wonderful books from the holy land of Bharata Varsha. Happy new year to you all and all glories to Sri Krsna, peace...
J. Idehen, UK
Exotic India is a fine organization to do business with. I have had the best trading experience and the very best customer service. The communication I have had with Vipin K. is of the highest quality; my questions and requests were quickly and professionally answered and fulfilled. A special thanks to the artist Kailash Raj for the beautiful art he produces; I have certainly been enriched by the way his art exemplifies the stories they tell. Many Thanks to all concerned.
W. J. Barnett, USA
My beautiful shawl arrived today. Thank you so much for this lovely shawl. Really, it is nicer than the photograph. I hope you and yours have a very Happy New Year and much prosperity in the New Year. With gratitude
Tom Anderson, Canada
An excellent website, as always. I do not even mention its content, which is beautiful beyond words, but I am merely referring to the great functionality and optimal design of your website. Links always work, the information is accurate and complete, images are very clear, including scanned content of your books. A pleasure to purchase from you.
Oreste, USA
I just wanted to extend my profound thanks to you for expediting my order. It was so well packaged and all import processes taken care of so the beautiful statue arrived in fabulous condition. It looks truly wonderful and I am so happy to have Lord Ganesh take pride of place in my home. Thank you again for your superb service. Best regards
Nikki Grainger
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India
Exotic India
A-16/1 Wazirpur Industrial Estate Delhi - 110052 India
- Phone: +919953839642