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Author Forbes, Geraldine Hancock, 1943-

Title Women in modern India / Geraldine Forbes
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 289 pages) : illustrations
Series New Cambridge history of India ; IV, 2
New Cambridge history of India ; IV, 2
Contents Reform in the nineteenth century: efforts to modernize women's roles -- Education for women -- The emergence of women's organizations -- The movement for women's rights -- Women in the nationalist movement -- Women's work in colonial India -- A time of transition -- Women in independent India
Summary In this 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 organizations, 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-281) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95041202
ISBN 0511468857 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
1139055704 (ebook)
9780511468858 (ebook ; Cambridge histories online)
9781139055703 (ebook)
9781139055703 (electronic bk.)