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Lotus Artists: Self-orientalism and Decadence

Elleke Boehmer

in Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744184
eISBN:
9780191804076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 explores how the end-of-century Indian-English poets Manmohan Ghose and the slightly later Sarojini Naidu, as well as Ghose’s Oxford contemporary Cornelia Sorabji, both anglicised, yet ... More


A Periodical Nation

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter investigates the imaginative space produced by the New York–based Indian nationalist periodical Young India, published by Lala Lajpat Rai between 1918 and 1920. Like other periodicals, ... More


Regenerating Feminism: Sarojini Naidu’s Eugenic Feminist Renaissance

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses nationalist feminist poet Sarojini Naidu’s speeches and nationalist poetry from the first part of the twentieth century up to Indian independence in 1947. In her work, Naidu ... More


East is east: where postcolonialism is neo-orientalist – the cases of Sarojini Naidu and Arundhati Roy

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter on post-colonialism as neo-orientalist explores the colonialist filiations underlying post-independence representations of the colonised body, especially the female body. A study of the ... More


Concerning Sarojini Naidu and other Indian Women

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the author shares her impression of the other Indian women living at the Salam House of Dr M.A. Ansari. One of the women guests was Sarojini Naidu, the foremost Indian woman of the ... More


‘The Vessel Will Sink When the Load of Sin Is Great’

Mushirul Hasan

in Roads to Freedom: Prisoners in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199458837
eISBN:
9780199087020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458837.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines how Mahatma Gandhi deployed the symbolism of political prisoner in his crusade and also how he referred to jail as a metaphor depicting India’s enslavement under British rule. ... More


Friends in Chains

Mushirul Hasan

in When Stone Walls Cry: The Nehrus in Prison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466894
eISBN:
9780199087396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466894.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter explores Jawaharlal Nehru’s friendships, particularly those he had sustained in prison, for example with Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Prison was not a pleasant place to live in even for a ... More


‘Thy Flag Will Be Laid in the Dust’: The Nehrus in Prison

Mushirul Hasan

in Roads to Freedom: Prisoners in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199458837
eISBN:
9780199087020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458837.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the imprisonment of Jawaharlal Nehru and other members of his family during the colonial period. It considers the composite identity of the Nehrus through their experiences in ... More


Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Asha Nadkarni

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Asha Nadkarni contends that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on women’s biological ability to “reproduce the nation,” they are participating in a eugenic project—sanctioning ... More


Hyderabad

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

On her way to Hyderabad, the author again thought of Sarojini Naidu because it is her native state. She stayed at the house of Sir Akbar Hyderi, whom she met at Delhi and who was most interested in ... More


Concerning Chairmen at Jamia Lectures

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the Halide Edib talks about eight personalities who presided over her lectures at the Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) in New Delhi. Four of them were Hindus and the ... More


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