Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Harleen Singh

Title   The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History and Fable in India

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Cambridge University Press 2014

ISBN    1107042801 / 9781107042803

Seller ID   101428

Rani Lakshmi Bai is an iconic figure of the nationalist movement in India. Her fight against the imperialist power has a significant place in the cultural and feminist history of South Asia. She is considered not only a heroine and a great warrior but also a protector of her people in Jhansi. Her pictures on horseback with her son tied to her back and a sword in one hand represent her as an embodiment of feminine power or Shakti. This book uses fictional cinematic and popular representations of the Rani to analyze the convergence of colonial and postcolonial literary historical sexual and cultural imperatives in the figure of this legendary woman. This book also extends the discussion to what constitutes the gendered subaltern historical archive. By analyzing a range of literary and cinematic texts produced between 1857 and 2007 it tries to understand the various agendas that are at stake in the use of the Rani as a figure of nationalist Indian history and imperial British narrative. There is also an attempt to compare representations of the Rani in both these contexts. Endorsements The author brilliantly reveals how the rule of colonial and postcolonial difference forecloses the possibility of archival or historical ‘settling’ of the figure of the Indian woman. This is an essential reading for anyone interested in the ‘woman question’ one that resonates in both historical and contemporary debates of representation and politics. — Inderpal Grewal Yale University Singh provides a compelling genealogy of production under colonial conditions that works its way through an impressive array of archives and genres from the aesthetic experiments of both British and Indian cultural producers to the more recuperative cultural efforts of postcolonial feminists and/or historians. — Anjali Arondekar University of California Santa Cruz It is one of the first works in the arena of South Asian Studies to provide a feminist account of a rebellion against empire; a theme totally unique and much needed in explicating India’s complex relationship to Britain. Moreover the author’s intellectual gambit of bypassing numerous routine historico-political accounts that are regurgitated to bolster colonial and/or postcolonial theses is noteworthy. — Gita Rajan Fairfield University It is a rebellious book in its own way. Eschewing the ‘historical’ Rani of Jhansi in favor of the Rani of literature fable folk history film and rumor Singh undertakes an extraordinary engagement with this pivotal figure of the politics and aesthetics of the ‘colonial encounter.’ The book takes as central motifs the sexual configurations of ‘India’ through the metaphor of the Rani. —Christian Lee Novetzke University of Washington.Printed Pages: 202.

The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History and Fable in India Harleen Singh

Price = 16.80 USD


Books of related interest
A New Light Upon the History of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi
M.S. Renick
9.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Rani of Jhansi: Rebel Against Will
Rainer Jerosch
5.37 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Tibet Past and Present
Charles Bell
3.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Creating a Transparent Democracy: A New Model (Fourth Edition)
Shamar Rinpoche
2.80 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Kautilya Arthasastra, Part I
R.P. Kangle
17.78 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Kautilya Arthasastra (Part II: Translation with Critical and Explanatory Notes)
R.P. Kangle
34.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Kautilya Arthasastra (Part III: A Study)
R.P. Kangle
18.98 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Kautilya Arthasastra, 3 Vols
R.P. Kangle
65.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A Lament: Was Partition Inescapable?
V.N. Sekhri
7.07 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Political and Social Movements in Ancient Punjab
Buddha Prakash
8.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Political Institutions and Administration
Padma B. Udgaonkar
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

State and Government in Ancient India
A.S. Altekar
13.90 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie