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Learning Femininity In Colonial India, 1820-1932

Tim Allender


This book examines how the identities of women and girls in colonial India were shaped by interaction with each other, a masculine raj and feminist and non-feminist philanthropists situated mostly outside India. These identities were determined by the emotional and sexual needs of men, racial hybridity, mission and religious orders, European accomplishments mentalities, restricted teacher professionalism and far more expansive medical care interaction. This powerful vista is viewed mostly through the imagery of feminine sensibility rather than feminism as the most consistent but changing terra ... More

Keywords: Colonial, Network, Gender, Femininity, Feminism, India, Postcolonial, British, Imperial, Race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085796
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Allender, author
University of Sydney