(Click on the cover for more details)

ISBN 9781032609041

224 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

December 13, 2023 by Routledge India

Making the 'Woman'

Discourses of Gender in 18th-19th century India

The book examines the representation of women, their agency and subjectivity, and gender relations in 18th and 19th-century India. The essays in the volume interrogate notions and discourses of ‘women’ and ‘gender’ during the period, historically shaped by multiple and even competing actors, practices and institutions. They highlight the ‘making of the woman’ across a wide spectrum of subject areas, regions and roles, and attempt to understand the contradictions and differences in social experiences and identity formations of women. The volume also deals with prevalent notions of masculinity and femininity, normative and non-conformist expressions of gender and sexual identity, and epistemological concerns of gender, especially in its intersectional interplay with other axes of caste, class, race, region, and empire.

Presenting unique understandings of our gendered pasts, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of history, gender studies and South Asian studies.

(Click on the cover for more details)

ISBN 9780367896362

294 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

Published July 4, 2019 by Routledge India

Mapping India

Transitions and Transformations, 18th-19th Century

This book presents an alternate history of colonial India in the 18th and the 19th centuries. It traces the transitions and transformations during this period through art, literature, music, theatre, satire, textiles, regime changes, personal histories and migration. The essays in the volume examine historical events and movements which questioned the traditional parameters of identity and forged a new direction for the people and the nation. Viewing the age through diverse disciplinary angles, the book also reflects on the various reimaginings of India at the time.

This volume will be of interest to academics and researchers of modern Indian history, cultural studies and literature. It will also appeal to scholars interested in the anthropological, sociological and psychological contexts of imperialism.

Cover: 'A Perspective View of Fort William' by Jan Van Ryne, 1754 

Find us: