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Gendered transactions : the white woman in colonial India, c. 1820-1930

By: Sen, Indrani

Part of the Studies in imperialism series
1526143488 / 9781526143488
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305.420954
10/09/2019
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England
24 cm 240 pages
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Gendered transactions seeks to capture the complex experience of the white woman in colonial India through an exploration of gendered interactions over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

It examines missionary and memsahibs' colonial writings, both literary and non-literary, probing their construction of Indian women of different classes and regions, such as zenana women, peasants, ayahs and wet-nurses. Also examined are delineations of European female health issues in male authored colonial medical handbooks, which underline the misogyny undergirding this discourse.

Giving voice to the Indian woman, this book also scrutinises the fiction of the first generation of western-educated Indian women who wrote in English, exploring their construction of white women and their negotiations with colonial modernities. -- .

BIC:

HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women, JFSL Ethnic studies

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