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Comparative Feminist Studies

Sexuality, Obscenity and Community

Women, Muslims, and the Hindu Public in Colonial India

Authors: Gupta, C.

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Through analysis of an impressive array of 'low' and 'high' Hindu literatures, particularly pamphlets, tracts, newspapers, and archival data, Gupta explores the emerging discourse of gender and sexuality, which was essential to the development of notions of Hindu communitality and nationalism in the colonial period. The book offers an exceptionally nuanced account of Hindi gender politics.

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CHARU GUPTA is Reader at the University of Delhi. She received her Ph.D in History from the Oriental and African Studies Department, University of London and has published a number of articles on Hindu nationalism.

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'...this is a good, solid and important work on Hindu identity and gender issues in North India. Once published, it is likely to attract - and merit - a lot of attention.' - Vasudha Dalmia, Professor of Hindi, University of California at Berkeley

'...this is an exceptionally interesting piece of work which should be published quickly as an excellent example of its genre.' - Chris Bayly, Vere-Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, Cambridge

'The author has shown most successfully how gender was central to the establishment of Hindu identity, how deep-seated were the separatist and communal developments which interacted with high politics to create the division of India...this is an outstanding piece of research...' - Francis Robinson, Professor of Indian History, Royal Holloway, University of London

'Charu Gupta, in this well-developed and extremely provocative work, turns the reader's attention to the role of gender...' - Leah Renold, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History


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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexuality, Obscenity and Community
Book Subtitle
Women, Muslims, and the Hindu Public in Colonial India
Authors
Series Title
Comparative Feminist Studies
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10819-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230108196
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29545-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29585-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 388
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