Early Feminists of Colonial India

Paperback | August 30, 2012

byBharati Ray

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One of the few women graduates of her time and perhaps the first political leader from Bengal in the nationalist movement, Sarala Devi Chaudhurani founded the first all-India women's organization in 1910. A fiery proponent of the independence of women, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was denied formaleducation, but emerged as a leading write of her time and founded a school for girls. Set against the backdrop of surging nationalism and reform in twentieth-century Bengal, this book recounts the lives of these two outstanding women and compares their work, their approaches and theirideologies.

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One of the few women graduates of her time and perhaps the first political leader from Bengal in the nationalist movement, Sarala Devi Chaudhurani founded the first all-India women's organization in 1910. A fiery proponent of the independence of women, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was denied formaleducation, but emerged as a leading write o...

Bharati Ray, noted historian and educationist, taught history at Calcutta University and was its pro-vice-chancellor from 1988 to 1995. She founded the Women's Studies Research Centre at Calcutta University and served as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. She is currently Vice President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198083815

ISBN - 13:9780198083818

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AcknowledgementsPreface1. Sarala and Rokeya: Brief Biographical Sketches2. The Age and Its Women3. Sarala and Rokeya: Women's Issues4. Organizing WomenConclusionNotes and ReferencesBibliographyIndex