The Politics of Gender, Community, and Modernity: Essays on Education in India

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byNita Kumar

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This collection of essays studies the provincial and the rural, locating the sites of the community and family as producing other histories. The volume is divided into three parts: the first part engages with disabling practices of history within communities; the second part works towardsproducing gendered and community-oriented histories of modernity in South Asia; the third part proposes post-colonialism as an appropriate term for discussions of history and modernity and includes reflections on the scholar's particular position within the history and modernity. In addition, thereare certain methodological arguments and concepts that span the whole book, such as the implication of narratives and the power of pain.

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This collection of essays studies the provincial and the rural, locating the sites of the community and family as producing other histories. The volume is divided into three parts: the first part engages with disabling practices of history within communities; the second part works towardsproducing gendered and community-oriented histor...

Nita Kumar is Brown Family Professor in South Asian History, Claremont McKenna College, California, USA.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198074948

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PrefaceIntroductionSection I: A New Historiography for South Asia1. Provincialism in Modern India: The Multiple Narratives of Education and Their Pain2. History and the Nation: The Learning of History in Calcutta and Banaras3. The Family-School Relationship and an Alternative History of the Nineteenth-century Family4. History at the MadrasasSection II: Modernities, Communities, and Genders5. Languages, Families, and the Plural Learning of the Nineteenth-century Intelligentsia6. Mothers and Non-mothers: Gendering the Discourse of Education in South Asia7. Widows, Education, and Social Change8. Making the Nation: Ansari Women in Banaras9. The Nature of Reform in Modern India: A discussion of mai, a novel by Geetanjali Shree10. Learning Modernities? The Technology of Education in India11. The Space of the Child: The Nation, the Neighbourhood, and the HomeSection III: Post-colonialism12. The Scholar and Her Servants: Further Thoughts on Post-colonialism and Education13. A Post-colonial School in a Modern WorldBibliographyIndex