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Shadow or substance : the changing role of women in Bengal, 1849-1905

Borthwick, Meredith


In this study, I present the thesis that the role of the 'modern' Bengali woman of the nineteenth century differed from that of the traditional Hindu woman more in style than in substance. Historians of nineteenth-century Bengal have tended either to ignore women or to depict them as a passive group emancipated by the efforts of male social reformers. This study sets out to counteract the view that social reform movements led to the emancipation of women. It concentrates on the changes in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1980
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d69034469f6c


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