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 In Good Days and Bad Days: Sītā and Rādhā Leave Purdah to Follow Their Men

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 focuses on how women should cope with a hardship crisis in their marriage. It studies Sita's resolve to leave purdah and follow Rama in his exile, comparing with the Gopis’ leaving their ... More


Motherhood and the Home: Indian Christian Domesticity

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Protestant Christian women in the West were intrigued by the purdah system in India, partly because it resonated with patterns of gender segregation with which they were ... More


“I’ve Done Nothing Wrong”: Feminine Respectability and Baul Expectations

Lisa I. Knight

in Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Baul women are caught between having to meet the expectations of potential sponsors, who seek Bauls who act unencumbered (as described in Chapter 2), and the expectations of neighboring non-Baul ... More


Interpreting Islam and Modernism Nazir Ahmad

Mushirul Hasan

in A Moral Reckoning: Muslim Intellectuals in Nineteenth-Century Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195691979
eISBN:
9780199081691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195691979.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Nazir Ahmad was not only a novelist but also a versatile scholar, a gracious teacher, and a social reformer. He and Sayyid Ahmad built a reputation as defenders of the same ideal: the harmony of ... More


Zenana Medical Care: The Dufferin Fund, the Colonial State, and Female Medical Experts

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of gender in shaping medical care for women in India. Orientalist essentializations about native women were reiterated in the construction of the zenana patient, whose ... More


Lahore

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/9780195699999.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Lahore was one of the principal Muslim cities in Punjab and where the author spent time as the guest of a rich landowner. There the author met Begam Shah Nawaz, who gave her information about the ... More


Politics Calling

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter looks at Motilal’s term in the Moderate party. It first examines his presidential speech for the third United Provinces Social Conference, where he talked about social reform and the ... More


Of Colony and Gender: The Politics of Difference and Similarity

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter analyses how the hyper masculine ethos that underlay the institution of the Khalsa corresponded well with the sexual ethos prevailing in Victorian England. Victorian constructions of ... More


Becoming a Kamil Momina: Girls’ Lives Inside Madrasa Jamiatul Mominat

Hem Borker

in Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199484225
eISBN:
9780199097708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the everyday lives of the girls inside the madrasa to understand the tension between the ideational construct of an ideal Muslim women and its practice. The madrasa students’ ... More


The Maharani of Kutch and courtly life before and after Indian Independence

Jim Masselos

in Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784993153
eISBN:
9781526115096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The chapter begins with an overview of the ambiguous position of India’s maharajas and princes both under British paramountcy and after 1947 in independent India. It then focuses on the royal family ... More


Introduction: The Living Story and the Storying of Life

Coralynn V. Davis

in Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Maithil women and storytelling. Through the imperatives of purdah, Maithil womanhood entails a significant degree of constriction of movement and ... More


The Breaking of the Patriarchal Bargain and the Emergence of the ‘Woman Issue’

Naomi Hossain

in The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785507
eISBN:
9780191827419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785507.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Chapter 4 explores the origins of Bangladesh’s relatively advanced policies regarding women in the development project, which it traces to the perception that the economic basis for customary gender ... More


‘Not as a Stranger or a Tourist’: Leonora Gmeiner and the First Girls’ School in Delhi

Devleena Ghosh and Heather Goodall

in Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries, and Circulation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199483624
eISBN:
9780199093946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483624.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter narrates and contextualizes the story of the Australian educationist Leonora Gmeiner, an Australian teacher who travelled to India in the 1890s inspired by the ideals of Theosophical ... More


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