Author:Aparna Bandyopadhyay (Author) & Geraldine Forbes (Frwd)

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Desire and Defiance: A Study of Bengali Women in Love,-1850-1930

By: Aparna Bandyopadhyay (Author) & Geraldine Forbes (Frwd)

Price: $52.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108391

ISBN: 8125062351

Condition: New


Power is the key element of patriarchy; and the other significant element is love. Traditional control over women’s sexuality was rearticulated in the mid-nineteenth century through the ideology of a non-consensual, non-dissoluble conjugality, based on the wife’s unconditional fidelity and loyalty to her husband. Intertwined with this control was the fear that women would transgress, fears that even led to a backlash against representations of women’s deviant love in novels, and attempts to prevent women from reading. Despite these restrictions, some women did follow their desires, in de... View more info