This is the second edition of a remarkable study of a young woman's defiant stand against Hindu orthodoxy and the colonials legal establishment in late nineteenth century India. It revolves around a suit for "restitution of conjugal rights" filed against Rukhmabai, who was married at age eleven and refused to go and live with her husband. Based on extensive archival research, this lucid and engaging account captures the dramatic unfolding of the litigation, as well as the social and political debate set off by it. The narrative skillfully weaves together the details of the case with larger issues of gender and law, colonialism, culture, reform, and modernity. This edition includes a new Afterword in which the author analyzes a libel case into which the rival party dragged Rukhmabai with a view of breaking her will, even before the original suit had been settled.
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Sudhir Chandra was formerly Senior Fellow, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, Gujarat and Visiting Professor, Institute for the Study of Languages & Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He is the author of Continuing Dilemmas: Understanding Social Consciousness (2002), and The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India (1992, OUP) and Dependence and Disillusionment: Emergence of National Consciousness in Later 19th Century India (1975).
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 2nd edition. 265 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0195695739
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