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Women in Colonial India (Essays on Politics, Medicine, and Historiography)
Women in Colonial India (Essays on Politics, Medicine, and Historiography)
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Foreword

The lives of Indian women began to change significantly in the late nineteenth century when the colonial government, critical of the treatment of both Hindu and Muslim women, found allies among Indian reformers. Keen to reform their own society, these men agreed that women should be educated and play some role in public life. By the end of the nineteenth century, Indian women were attending schools and colleges, becoming teachers and doctors, writing works of fiction and essays about their condition, joining organizations to promote social reform, and participating in political meetings. They were referred to as "new women," and like the next generation who joined the freedom movement, they entered public spaces reserved for men.

This collection of essays on politics, medicine, and historiography is about these women, as participants in nationalist politics and colonial schemes to provide Western medicine for women, and as subjects of women's history. Among the first historians to research and write about the lives of Indian women, Geraldine Forbes utilizes personal accounts, oral history, and photographs alongside more conventional archival documents. The author's fascination with how people learn about, modify, and apply ideas and technology that come from outside their society is evident in these essays.

About the Author

Geraldine Forbes is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York, Oswego. She Began her research in India over three decades ago. Her focus ;has been colonial India, with special emphasis on women's history.

Her first book, Positivism in Bengal, was selected for the prestigious Rabindra Puroskar award by the West Bengal government. Among her publications on the history and lives of Indian women are Women in Modern India, in the New Cambridge History of India, the Memoirs of Haimabati Sen, and a number of articles and book chapters. The series editor of Foremother Legacies, she has edited and introduced An Indian Freedom fighter Recalls Her Life, and Memoirs of an Indian Woman in this series.

Geraldine Forbes is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Women's History and the editorial collective of Gender and History. Her current work is on Photographic Imagery and the History of Indian Women. In July 2004 she was chosen by the Organizing Committee of the 24the Annual North American Bengali Conference to receive an award for her contributions to Bengali society, arts and culture. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband Sidney Greenblatt.

CONTENTS
Introduction1
POLITICS
1Caged Tigers: "First Wave" Feminists in India11
2The Politics of Respectability: Indian Women and the Indian National Congress28
3"Women of Character, Grit, and Courage:"
The Reservation Debate in Historical Perspective
63
MEDICINE
4Managing Midwifery in India79
5Education to Earn: training Women in the Medical Professions101
6Medicine for Women: "Lady Doctors" in the Districts of Bengal121
HISTORIOGRAPHY
7The First Step in Writing Women's History Locating and Preserving Documents143
8Reflections on South Asian Women's History155
End Notes170
Index207

Women in Colonial India (Essays on Politics, Medicine, and Historiography)

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2005
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Chronicle Books
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8180280179
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214 (B & W Illus: 7)
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Foreword

The lives of Indian women began to change significantly in the late nineteenth century when the colonial government, critical of the treatment of both Hindu and Muslim women, found allies among Indian reformers. Keen to reform their own society, these men agreed that women should be educated and play some role in public life. By the end of the nineteenth century, Indian women were attending schools and colleges, becoming teachers and doctors, writing works of fiction and essays about their condition, joining organizations to promote social reform, and participating in political meetings. They were referred to as "new women," and like the next generation who joined the freedom movement, they entered public spaces reserved for men.

This collection of essays on politics, medicine, and historiography is about these women, as participants in nationalist politics and colonial schemes to provide Western medicine for women, and as subjects of women's history. Among the first historians to research and write about the lives of Indian women, Geraldine Forbes utilizes personal accounts, oral history, and photographs alongside more conventional archival documents. The author's fascination with how people learn about, modify, and apply ideas and technology that come from outside their society is evident in these essays.

About the Author

Geraldine Forbes is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York, Oswego. She Began her research in India over three decades ago. Her focus ;has been colonial India, with special emphasis on women's history.

Her first book, Positivism in Bengal, was selected for the prestigious Rabindra Puroskar award by the West Bengal government. Among her publications on the history and lives of Indian women are Women in Modern India, in the New Cambridge History of India, the Memoirs of Haimabati Sen, and a number of articles and book chapters. The series editor of Foremother Legacies, she has edited and introduced An Indian Freedom fighter Recalls Her Life, and Memoirs of an Indian Woman in this series.

Geraldine Forbes is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Women's History and the editorial collective of Gender and History. Her current work is on Photographic Imagery and the History of Indian Women. In July 2004 she was chosen by the Organizing Committee of the 24the Annual North American Bengali Conference to receive an award for her contributions to Bengali society, arts and culture. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband Sidney Greenblatt.

CONTENTS
Introduction1
POLITICS
1Caged Tigers: "First Wave" Feminists in India11
2The Politics of Respectability: Indian Women and the Indian National Congress28
3"Women of Character, Grit, and Courage:"
The Reservation Debate in Historical Perspective
63
MEDICINE
4Managing Midwifery in India79
5Education to Earn: training Women in the Medical Professions101
6Medicine for Women: "Lady Doctors" in the Districts of Bengal121
HISTORIOGRAPHY
7The First Step in Writing Women's History Locating and Preserving Documents143
8Reflections on South Asian Women's History155
End Notes170
Index207
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