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Rhetoric and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia
Rhetoric and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia
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How far did gender ideologies translate into practice in the Indian colonial context? Rhetoric and Reality highlights the interconnections between 'the ideal' and 'the real' with regard to gender and the colonial experience in South Asia. Exploring interlinkages between received perspectives on gender and colonial and indigenous discourses on 'modernity', it underlines key issues related to domesticity, body, and modernity.

Focusing on subjects like motherhood, domestic ideologies, female infanticide, education, law, and social reform movements, the book provides numerous case studies from across the subcontinent. Various essays explore the reciprocity and contestation between Indian and colonial agency and recipiency. They also recover subaltern agency through investigation of interfaces with servants, pupils, nurses, and plaintiffs.

The topical and interdisciplinary collection brings together scholars from South Asia, North America, and United Kingdom. It will lay the foundation for new research on themes of childhood, servants, nursing, and women of minority communities.

This volume will be a significant read for students and scholars of modern Indian history, gender studies, literature, sociology as well as those interested in cross-cultural and comparative studies on gender and colonial experience.

About the Author:

Avril A. Powell is Senior Lecturer in the History of South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.

CONTENTS
Preface and Acknowledgements VII
Introduction 1
Problematizing Discourse and Practice
Avril A. Powell and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
1. Child, Mother, and Servant 16
Motherhood and Domestic Ideology in Colonial Bengal
Swapna M. Banerjee
2. Redesigning the Zenana 50
Domestic Education in Eastern Bengal in the Early Twentieth Century
Asha Islam Nayeem and Arvil A. Powell
3. Questionable Motives, Flimsy Alibis 82
Reinvestigating the Murder of Female Infants in Colonial Punjab
Veena Talwar Oldenburg
4. The Body as a Metaphor for the Nation 121
Caste, Masculinity, and Femininity in the Satyarth Prakash of Swami Dayananda Sarasvati
Anshu Malohtra
5. Learning and Teaching about British Control 154
The Cautious Activism of Medical Missionaries in 1930s India
Ruth Compton Brouwer
6. 'Making and Moulding the Nursing of the Indian Empire' 185
Recasting Nurses in Colonial India
Rosemary Fitzgerald
7. Negotiating Modernities 223
The Public and Private Worlds of Dr Haimabati Sen
Geraldine Forbes
8. An Embassy of Equality? 247
Quaker Missionaries in Bhopal State, 1890-1930
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
9. Islamic Modernism and Women's Status 282
The Influence of Sayeed Ameer Ali
Avril A. Powell
Notes on Contributors 318

Rhetoric and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia

Item Code:
IDF348
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
0195677048
Language:
English
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8.4" X 5.5"
Pages:
328
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From the Jacket:

How far did gender ideologies translate into practice in the Indian colonial context? Rhetoric and Reality highlights the interconnections between 'the ideal' and 'the real' with regard to gender and the colonial experience in South Asia. Exploring interlinkages between received perspectives on gender and colonial and indigenous discourses on 'modernity', it underlines key issues related to domesticity, body, and modernity.

Focusing on subjects like motherhood, domestic ideologies, female infanticide, education, law, and social reform movements, the book provides numerous case studies from across the subcontinent. Various essays explore the reciprocity and contestation between Indian and colonial agency and recipiency. They also recover subaltern agency through investigation of interfaces with servants, pupils, nurses, and plaintiffs.

The topical and interdisciplinary collection brings together scholars from South Asia, North America, and United Kingdom. It will lay the foundation for new research on themes of childhood, servants, nursing, and women of minority communities.

This volume will be a significant read for students and scholars of modern Indian history, gender studies, literature, sociology as well as those interested in cross-cultural and comparative studies on gender and colonial experience.

About the Author:

Avril A. Powell is Senior Lecturer in the History of South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.

CONTENTS
Preface and Acknowledgements VII
Introduction 1
Problematizing Discourse and Practice
Avril A. Powell and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
1. Child, Mother, and Servant 16
Motherhood and Domestic Ideology in Colonial Bengal
Swapna M. Banerjee
2. Redesigning the Zenana 50
Domestic Education in Eastern Bengal in the Early Twentieth Century
Asha Islam Nayeem and Arvil A. Powell
3. Questionable Motives, Flimsy Alibis 82
Reinvestigating the Murder of Female Infants in Colonial Punjab
Veena Talwar Oldenburg
4. The Body as a Metaphor for the Nation 121
Caste, Masculinity, and Femininity in the Satyarth Prakash of Swami Dayananda Sarasvati
Anshu Malohtra
5. Learning and Teaching about British Control 154
The Cautious Activism of Medical Missionaries in 1930s India
Ruth Compton Brouwer
6. 'Making and Moulding the Nursing of the Indian Empire' 185
Recasting Nurses in Colonial India
Rosemary Fitzgerald
7. Negotiating Modernities 223
The Public and Private Worlds of Dr Haimabati Sen
Geraldine Forbes
8. An Embassy of Equality? 247
Quaker Missionaries in Bhopal State, 1890-1930
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
9. Islamic Modernism and Women's Status 282
The Influence of Sayeed Ameer Ali
Avril A. Powell
Notes on Contributors 318
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