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HOUSE, DAUGHTER, NATION: Interiority, Architecture, and Historical Imagination in Janaki Majumdar’s “Family History”

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter begins by discussing Janaki Agnes Penelope Majumdar's family history. It then explains that family history is a commemorative practice that creates a very specific kind of archive. It ... More


Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Antoinette Burton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book uses the writing of three 20th century Indian women to interrogate the status of the traditional archive, reading their memoirs, fictions, and histories as counter-narratives of colonial ... More


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