ISBN 9780521612401,The New Cambridge History Of Indian Women In Modern Indian

The New Cambridge History Of Indian Women In Modern Indian



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780521612401

ISBN-10 0521612403


Number of Pages 312 Pages
Language (English)


In a compelling study of Indian women, Geraldine Forbes considers their recent history from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence. She begins with the reform movement, established by men to educate women, and demonstrates how education changed women's lives enabling them to take part in public life. Through their own accounts of their lives and activities, she documents the formation of their organisations, their participation in the struggle for freedom, their role in the colonial economy and the development of the women's movement in India since 1947.
Table of Contents

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.