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Women in Modern India


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Introduction; l. Reform in the nineteenth century: efforts to modernize women's roles; 2. Education for women; 3. The emergence of women's organizations; 4. The movement for women's rights; 5. Women in the nationalist movement; 6. Women's work in colonial India; 7. A time of transition; 8. Women in independent India; Bibliographic essay.

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Through their own accounts, the author traces the history of Indian women from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence.


'[The author's] clear, vivid narrative is infused with deep sympathy for her subject and prolific scholarship'. The Times Higher Education Supplement 'This book is essential reading for everyone interested in Indian women'. Journal of Asian Studies '... this is a comprehensive and carefully put together record of the developments that shaped women's lives in India during the 19th and 20th centuries.' Sunday Herald (India)

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