Author:Geraldine Forbes

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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

Women in Modern India

By: Geraldine Forbes

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press:

Seller ID: 101437

ISBN: 0521612403

Condition: New


In a compelling study of Indian women Geraldine Forbes considers their recent history from the nineteenth century under colonial rule to the twentieth century after Independence. She begins with the reform movement established by men to educate women and demonstrates how education changed women's lives enabling them to take part in public life. Through their own accounts of their lives and activities she documents the formation of their organisations their participation in the struggle for freedom their role in the colonial economy and the development of the women's movement in India since 194... View more info