Social and Cultural Depictions of India c. 1700-1850 (The Memsahibs' Narrations)
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Book ID : 40464
ISBN-10 : 93-81843-04-X / 938184304X
ISBN-13 : 978-93-81843-04-8 / 9789381843048
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
300p., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction: empire, women and narratives. 2. First impressions: introduction to life in India c. 1700-1800. 3. Stabilization and transition: settling down in India (1800-1850). 4. Domesticity and life in the cities of India. 5. Memsahibs: into her preoccupations. 6. Memsahibs: coexistence with the domestics. 7. Memsahibs: into the gendered interface with their Indian counterparts. 8. Epilogue.
European scholars and statesmen writing on Indian have been studied from a wide variety of perspectives a similar attention has eluded the writings by contemporary women authors. It is a well documented fact that many English women came to India during the colonial period and have left interesting accounts of their residence on the sub-continent. The present work Social and Cultural Depictions of India 1700 to 1850 The Memsahibs Narrations relies on writings of these women as invaluable sources in the understanding of the private/domestic domains, of narrations replete with rich descriptive details of the everyday lives of the women in the family/household, their views on gender issues, etc. as these women attempted to establish a microcosm of the family and environment corresponding back home on the distant and alien soil of India.