Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India

Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India

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In this eloquent history, Ruby Lal traces the lives of nineteenth-century Indian women in their transition from girlhood to maturity. In the north Indian patriarchal environment, women's lives were dominated by prescriptive household chores and domestic duties. What the book reveals, however, is that women in the early nineteenth century experienced greater freedoms, playfulness, and creativity than their counterparts in the more restricted colonial world at the end of the century.Muhammadi Begum (1 878-1908), the compiler ofAshraf-un-nisaa#39;s biography, was the first woman to edit an Urdu magazine devoted to the welfare of Muslim women. ... I Bibi Ashraf was very close to Muhammadi Begum and wrote several poems and essays in the Tahzib un-Nisu/an. ... 48 (September-October 1988); and a€œSayyid Mumtaz Ali and a#39;Huquq una€”Niswan: An Advocate of Womena#39;s Rights inanbsp;...

Title:Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India
Author:Ruby Lal
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-02-18


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